Division III Cross Country NJCAA Championships

November 9, 2013

(Northfield, MA) Holyoke Community College hosted the 2013 National Junior College Cross Country championships Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center. The top 15 finishers in each race are named All-Americans.  

The men's 8K race featured a two-loop course and chilly, windy conditions with 17 schools and 130 runners challenging for hardware.  Harper College won the national title scoring 45 points, while Ocean Country College was the national runner up with 84 points.  Rounding out the top five schools were SUNY Delhi (117 points), Mohawk Valley CC (126 points), and Howard CC (130 points).  

Individually, Howard CC Freshman Gary Smolyak took home the national championship in a time of 24:48.28.  Gloucester CC Korey Jeffries finished second in a time of 27:56.27, while Ocean County College Keith Charette placed third (28:01.83).  The men's 8K individual and team results can be viewed here.

The second race of the day featured 12 teams and 97 women fighting for the national championship along a tough 5K loop on the side of Northfield Mountain.  The Ocean County College women claimed the national championship (65 points), while Gloucester, SUNY Delhi, Mohawk Valley, and the Fasion Institute of Technology rounded out the top five.    

Individually, Ocean's Elizabeth Kowlaski (20:15.89) out-kicked Gloucester's Catherine Dougherty (20:18.28) for the title.  Rounding out the top five was Ductchess CC's Meghan Kiernan (20:45.30), Suffolk's Danielle Milo (21:05.41), and Aimee Abbott of Gloucester (21:06.56).  The complete women's results can be viewed here.

2013 All-American's
Name School Name School
Gary Smolyak Howard CC Elizabeth Kowlaski Ocean County
Korey Jeffries Gloucester CC Catherine Dougherty Gloucester CC
Keith Charette Ocean County  Meghan Kiernan Dutchess CC
Brennan Albuck Harper Danielle Milo Suffolk CC
Zach Stella Harper Aimee Abbott Gloucester CC
Kevin Charette Ocean County Victoria Campanian Herkimer County
Matt Brooks Mohawk Valley Katie Lennon Union CC
Juan Barajas Harper  Kerry Connors SUNY Delhi
Adam Gartrell Howard CC Andrea Sweczyk Mohawk Valley 
Jhoan Lino Harper Morgan Dubois Hudson Valley
Tyler Kurch Lorain  Margaret Weinberger Ocean County
Davin Melton Georgia Military Megan Lavery Suffolk CC
Todd Stevens Mohawk Valley Mackenzie Fitzgerald Anne Arundel CC
Austin McGlove Suffolk CC Lindsey Schroth Fashion Institute
Chris Revolus Middlesex CC Woodlyn Dorismond SUNY Delhi

Women's All AmericansWAA

Men's All AmericansMAA

Event photos Album 1  Album 2


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