NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Hampshire men's and women's cross country teams are both ranked in the Northeast Region Poll that was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
The men's squad, slated in the top-15 for the second time this season, is ranked 15th overall after a second-place finish at the America East Championship meet on Saturday at the College Woods course. UNH totaled 68 points to earn runner-up, marking the program's best finish since the 2009 season. Senior Cory Sinotte (Manchester, N.H.) placed second overall as he completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 25:22.17, while senior Daniel DeCrescenzo (New Milford, Conn.) also recorded a top-10 finish, as he took sixth in a time of 25:55.09.
The women's side remains in the top-15 for the seventh-straight week and moves to the 13th spot after a runner-up finish at the conference championships. UNH finished with 46 total points to earn runner-up for the third-straight season. Senior Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) captured the individual title as she completed the 5-kilometer course in a time of 16:33.48, just two seconds shy of the course record. She became the second runner in school history to capture the top individual honor and the first since Cathy Parker won it all during the 2006 season.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 for the NCAA East Regional at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn.
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