The NHTI men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the USCAA National Championship race in Syracuse, NY, November 7-8. The men placed 13th overall out of 19 teams, while the women did not have enough runners to finish as a team.
For the NHTI men individually, Nacho Hernando (Sunapee) placed second overall with a time of 27:42, only 12 seconds behind the race winner. Also placing for the Lynx men were Quinn Parker (Hampton) 50th at 30:57, Viktor Montanez (Hillsboro) 113th at 33:55, Greg Keiling (Moravia, IA) 131st at 34:46, and Brian Fox (Madison) 133rd at 34:52.
Because he finished in the top seven, Hernando picks up USCAA All-Conference Honors. He is the third NHTI cross country runner to be named an All-American.
Placing individually for the NHTI women were Cassie Graham (Westford, MA) 85th at 29:50, Elizabeth Anderson (Henniker) 95th at 30:26, Danira Ibrahimovic (Manchester) 114th at 32:43 and Catie Tirrell (Concord) 126th at 35:11. Graham and Anderson were both named Cross Country Academic All Americans.
Both of the men’s and women’s cross country seasons have now come to an end.
NHTI's "Nacho" Hernando receiving his second place medal
at the championships with ESF Athletic Director Dan Ramin (L)
and USCAA Representative Ryan Ehrie (R).
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