Westfield, Mass. - November 12, 2016 - Competing in the NCAA Division III Regional Championships, the Springfield College men's cross country team placed 25th overall with 784 points on Saturday afternoon.
New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) foe MIT finished first overall with 110 points, while the Engineers were followed by Williams (110), Middlebury (141), Amherst (153) and Tufts (159) to wrap up the top five.
Leading the Pride on the day was standout junior Johnny O'Hanlon (Haworth, N.J.), who finished first overall among Springfield College runners with a time of 26:07.81. O'Hanlon was followed by Ben Malin (North Easton, Mass.), who posted an impressive time of 27:12.69 in his final collegiate cross country meet. Sophomores Tyler Cronin (Melrose, Mass.) and Owen Ross (Closter, N.J.) finished just six seconds apart, as Cronin posted a time of 27:40.25, while Ross clocked in at 27:46.25. Wrapping up the Pride's top five was Zack Guptill (New Milford, Conn.), who notched a time of 28:24.82.
The last two runners to cross for Springfield College was Jack Pinho (Prospect, Conn.) who crossed the finish line in 28:35.44, while freshman Chris Tringali (Millville, Mass.) posted a time of 28:37.17 in his first appearance at the NCAA Regionals.