Panthers rest top runners, gearing up for NCAA Regionals
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Plymouth State University men's cross country team competed at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships Saturday, hosted by Williams College, and did not post a team score with only four runners completing the course.
The Panthers sat out their top seven runners in preparation for next Saturday's NCAA Regional Championships, according to head coach John Ostler.
Leading the Panthers was senior Tim Lindberg (Jericho, Vt.), who ran his final collegiate race with determination and placed 186th out of 277 runners. He covered the 8K course at Mount Greylock High School in 30 minutes, 58 seconds.
"Tim was a highlight today running in his last collegiate race, said Ostler. "The Williams course runs as a tough course as any, on average about a minute slower. Tim's race wasn't stellar but a fine last effort. I was proud of him today, leading our team. He's a great leader and a great role model he's had a terrific career."
Also competing for the Panthers were sophomores Colin Nelson-Peck (Plymouth, N.H.) and Sam Webber (Derry, N.H.) and junior Rocco Repetto (Woodstock, N.H.). Nelson-Peck was 205th in 31:40, Webber was 207th in 31:43, and Repetto was 254th in 34:06.
The Panthers will compete at the NCAA Regionals next Saturday in Waterford, Conn., hosted by Connecticut College. PSU will be looking to improve on last year's 46th place finish out of 54 teams.
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