(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.
|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|