Cross Country Prepped for NESCAC Championships
October 24, 2001
AMHERST, MA - Bowdoin College hosts the 2001 NESCAC Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 27. The Williams College men's team seeks its eighth consecutive conference championship, while the Middlebury College women's team attempts to win its fourth straight conference title. Middlebury captured the women's national title at the 2000 NCAA Cross Country Championships.
The Middlebury women's team enters the championship as the second-ranked team in the nation. Williams is ranked eighth, Amherst ninth, Hamilton 20th, Trinity 24th and Bowdoin 28th in the latest poll. In last year's NESCAC championship, Middlebury finished 25 points ahead of runner-up Williams. Hamilton finished third with Amherst edging Connecticut College for fourth place. The women's race begins at noon at the Pickard Field Cross Country Course.
Tufts is the top-ranked NESCAC men's team, ranked fifth in the latest national poll. Bowdoin is ranked eighth, Trinity is ranked 19th, and Williams 21st. In last year's championship, the Ephs finished 66 points ahead of the runner-up. Bowdoin edged Trinity for second place with Tufts placing fourth. The men's race begins at 1 p.m. at the Pickard Field Cross Country Course.
NESCAC Cross Country Champions
Year Men's Champion/Women's Champion