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GNAC Cross Country Report: Week 6

(FOR THE WEEK OF OCT. 1-7)

MEN'S RUNNER OF THE WEEK

Adam Saucier, Norwich University (Jr., Massena, N.Y.)

Saucier paced all Norwich runners with a fifth-place finish in 25:55.93 on the 8k course at the 23rd Annual James Early Invitational, hosted by Westfield State on Saturday afternoon. His finish helped the Cadets place third out of 29 teams at the event.

WOMEN'S RUNNER OF THE WEEK

Carisa DeKalb, Norwich University (Sr., San Diego, Calif.)

DeKalb (San Diego, Calif.) led the squad once again with a 24th-place finish in 19:39.66 on the 5k course at Saturday's 23rd annual James Early Invitational, hosted by Westfield State. Her finish helped Norwich secure 16th place out of 29 teams. 

MEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Zachary Bergeron, Norwich University (Fr., Blackstone, Mass.) 

Bergeron capped Cadet finishers in the top 50 with a 42nd-place finish in 27:45.68. on the 8k course at the 23rd Annual James Early Invitational, hosted by Westfield State on Saturday afternoon. His finish helped the Cadets place third out of 29 teams at the event.

WOMEN'S ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Hannah Fitzpatrick, Emmanuel (Mass.) (Fr., Revere, Mass.) 

Fitzpatrick helped the Emmanuel women's team to a first place finish at the Runnin' Monks Invite, placing third overall in the 98 person field with a time of 20:35.


WEEK 6 HONOR ROLL

Peter Bakker, Colby-Sawyer (Jr., Barkhamsted, Conn.) Bakker claimed the individual crown at Saturday's Runnin' Monks Invitational held at Saint Joseph's (Maine). Bakker covered the 8K course in 27:52.4, nearly 20 seconds in front of the second place finisher, to help the Chargers win first place as a team. 

Pearl Vercruysse, Emmanuel (Mass.) (So., Oak Bluffs, Mass.) Vercruysse topped the field at the 2018 Runnin' Monks Invite, finishing first overall in the 5k race with a time of 20:21 to lift the Emmanuel women's team to a first place team finish.

Kaylan Dunham, Johnson & Wales University (So., West Point, N.Y.) This week Kaylan Dunham's effort stood out as she finished 26th out of 214 female runners in the James Earley Invitational. Dunham led the Wildcat pack with a time of 19:43.61

Mia Tompkins, University of Saint Joseph (Conn.) (Sr., Meriden, Conn.) Tompkins continued her strong senior campaign with a second place individual finish this past Saturday at the Runnin' Monks Invitational in Standish, Maine. The veteran previewed the 2018 GNAC Championship 5K course by touring it in 20:34.4 to earn the runner-up result. She averaged a 6:38 mile pace. It marks the third straight meet that Tompkins has finished on the podium for the Blue Jays. 


GNAC CROSS COUNTRY WEEKLY ARCHIVE (2018-19)
WEEK MEN'S RUNNER WOMEN'S RUNNER

MEN'S
ROOKIE

WOMEN'S ROOKIE
1 Peter Bakker, CSC Emma Weisse, SUF  Zachary Bergeron, NOR Ashleigh Kelley, REG
2 Ryan Dalaba, LAS Mia Tompkins, USJ Troy Hendricks, SJC Hannah Fitzpatrick, EMM
3 Matyas Csiki-Fejer, SUF  Emily Manfa, SUF  Matyas Csiki-Fejer, SUF  Lauren Fisher, SJC 
4 Adam Saucier, NOR Emma Weisse, SUF   Matyas Csiki-Fejer, SUF Alice Najimy, SIM 
5 Peter Bakker, CSC  Elizabeth Meehan, RIV  Troy Hendricks, SJC  Lauren Fisher, SJC 
6  Adam Saucier, NOR Caris DeKalb, NOR Zachary Bergeron, NOR  Hannah Fitzpatrick, EMM 

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