Johnson, Vt. – The Colby-Sawyer Chargers earned their third-consecutive NAC cross country title after finishing first at the 2016 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship Saturday afternoon. Kaylyn Crompton of Castleton University won the NAC individual title with a time of 21:02.5
The Chargers earned first place after scoring 36 points with five runners in the top ten. The 5k championship race included 86 total runners, representing 11 schools.
The women's runner-up was Castleton University, as the Spartans turned in a 55, while Husson was third with a score of 105 followed by UMaine-Farmington (111), Maine Maritime (164), Johnson State (164), New England College (177), Green Mountain (201), Lyndon (213) and UMaine-Presque Isle and Thomas (Inc.)
Crompton completed the 5K course 12 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Emily Lopez of Colby-Sawyer and Erica Notini of New England College finished second and third respectively in 21:14.6 and 21:27.1, while Elizabeth Bassette of Castleton University crossed the finish line fourth with a time of 21:40.7. Allison Granata of New England College placed fifth in 21:43.2, Molly O'Callaghan of Castleton University was sixth in 22:03.5, and Kylee Parker and Nicole Morris, both of Colby-Sawyer, rounded out the top eight, with times of 22:09.7 and 22:32.6 respectively.
Alison Fairbairn of Colby Sawyer, who finished in ninth with a 22:39.3. Lauren Oligny of Colby-Saywer placed tenth in 22:45.2, followed by Grace Powers of Green Mountain in 23:07.8. Heidi Ntengeri of Husson was 12th in 23:12.7, followed by Hannah Emery of UMaine Farmington in 23:24.6. Brynn Cairns of Johnson State was 14th in 23:24.9, while Alisha Labbe of UMaine Farmington rounded out the top 15 in 23:27.3.
Other Eagles who ran on the day were Morgan Clifford, placed 16th with a time of 23:32, Lindsey Joliat was 22nd in 23:51, Shannon Bunce in 27th with a 24:28, Kelly Kashian and Samantha Martin, finished 31st and 32nd with times of 24:51 and 24:53 while Stephanie Adamzyk finished 43rd in 26:05, followed by Erica Thrailkill in 48th with a 26:53, Shannon Staples finished in 52nd in 27:06, Paige Rainford placed 58th with a time of 27:47, Madsion Cole took 63rd with a 28:07 , Amanda Marcus in 67th with a 28:38 and Krista Hooper crossed the finish line in 78th with a 30:16.
The Eagles will return to action on Saturday, November 5th at the 2016 ECAC Championship at Hudson Valley Sports Dome in Milton, N.Y.