The Nyack men's cross country team fought through cold and challenging weather conditions, with headwinds reaching 25mph at the 2014 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) 8k Championship to finish in 10th place.
Philadelphia University, for the first time since 2009, claimed the team championship and had four runners finish in the top 13 spots to post the winning team score of 45 points. Wilmington University finished in the runner-up spot with 66 points. Goldey-Beacom took third with a score of 86. Curran Kneebone of PhilaU was the first runner to cross the finish line and claimed the CACC individual title.
Freshman, Thomas Trott (Frederick, MD), featured in hedline photo, was Nyack's first runner through the finish with a time of 29:51, beating his previous Belmont Plateau course record of 30:31 from earlier in the season. Thomas came home 26th overall.
Sophomore, Mateusz Gacik (Mysliborz, Poland) finished second for the Warrior top-5 scorers in 30:00 while sophomore, Nathaniel Dominy (Christiansburg, VA) recorded a time of 30:25. Rounding out the Nyack scorers was Stephen Bailey (Milford, CT) and Philip Strangolagalli (Long Island, NY) for the hilly 8,000m course.
Dr. Gordon Jackson distributed the 2014 Anne Jackson Memorial Team Sportsmanship Award to Bloomfield College for the women's side and the 2014 Rob Roman Memorial Team Sportsmanship Award to the University of the Sciences.
To read more on the conference championships see here.
Gacik Bailey Dominy
Ivantchouk and Strangolagalli
Nyack will compete next in three weeks on Saturday, November 22, 2014 when they race at the NCAA East Regional Championship at Mine Falls Park in Nashua, NH. It will mark the men's cross country team's 12th consecutive appearance in the NCAA regional meet as a team.
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