Women take second place, men fourth at ECAC Championships

Results: Men | Women

MILTON, NY — Two weeks after both finished second at the Skyline Conference Championships, the Maritime College men’s and women’s cross country teams returned to the Hudson Valley Sports Dome for the ECAC Championships. Led by three top 10 finalists, the private women earned second place in the team standings. The Maritime men, meanwhile, finished fourth as a team.

Racing in unusual conditions that looked more like an early-season encounter than an early-November championship, the women’s team placed all five of their scorers in the top 20 and finished with 47 points, just six behind St. Joseph’s LI for the tag team title. . Second place was the Maritimes’ best finish at the ECAC Championships ever.

Rebecca Zareva (Allen, TX) completed the 6,000 meter course in 27:04.7 to finish sixth overall. Adelle Leger (Middletown, NY) was ninth in 27:35.3, while by Rachel Zareva (Allen, TX) 28:46.6 time was good for 11e square. Aisling Donnelly (New City, NY) captured 16e place with a time of 30:38.2, and Carvel Losch (Butler, Pennsylvania) caught 20e place in 31:47.4.

Maritime also had a pair of top 10s on the men’s side. Jack Lehnhardt (Dunkirk, MD) was fourth in 29:07.8 and Jake Mundok (Lewes, DE) placed ninth in 29:27.0. Jonas Yonks (Mount Sinai, NY) ran 8000 meters in 32:42.5 to finish 35e overall, while Declan O’Connor (Westfield, New Jersey) and Peter Lorino (West Nyack, NY) crossed the line consecutively. O’Connor finished 40e in 33:06.5, followed by Lorino in 41st place with a time of 33:17.0.

As a team, the Privateers had 126 points, just two ahead of fifth-place St. Joseph LI and just four behind third-place NJCU. Vassar won the ECAC Men’s Tag Team Championship with 52 points.

It was the last team event of the season. Maritime will conclude the campaign next week by sending several people to the NCAA Niagara Regional in Rochester, NY.