Men’s Cross Country Sprinting Into a Great Season

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Matt Willar Staff Writer

 

The Assumption Men’s Cross Country Team has gotten off to a great start this season. 

Last season, Captain Claudio Rocha was able to lead the team to great success and is already continuing to this year. 

 

The team is led by Director of Track and Field and Cross Country Whitney Cyr, and Assistant Coach Kate Moulton. Cyr recently came from Franklin Pierce University, where she oversaw the program’s throwers. Cyr has posted six NCAA Championships provisional qualifying marks, tallied six All-Northeast-10 Conference awards, and collected 14 USTFCCCA All-East Region accolades.

 

Captain Rocha, and seniors Christian Surette and Anthony Farago, are the player leaders for the team as well as their backbone. The team has had three meets so far this season. Rocha finished 1st at the Keene State Invitational on September 3, with a time of 15:25.9. Another runner to watch this season, Junior Evan Clark, finished in 3rd, propelling the team to an overall 2nd place finish. 

 

The rest of the team was not far behind with Surette finishing in 13th place and Farago finishing in 21st. Two freshmen, Colby Mederios and Matthew Nofri, finished in 19th and 22nd, respectively, while Junior Daniel Nimiroski finished in 15th.

 

The team had their second-best finish this season at the Bryant Invitational on Sept 10, finishing in 5th place.

 

Clark is coming off an impressive sophomore season last year and is one of the team’s fastest runners. Meanwhile, Rocha has three Top-10 finishes so far this season, with his most recent being at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept 17. The team finished in 12th place. 

 

The team’s next meet is Oct 8 at the New England Championships. For more updates, follow @assumptionxctf on Instagram. 

 

*** All info from the Assumption Athletics page

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