Embrace the Championship: American International Claims 2019 NE10 Men’s Cross Country Title

Embrace the Championship: American International Claims 2019 NE10 Men’s Cross Country Title

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American International Wins First NE10 Championships Since 2016

JAMESVILLE, N.Y. - Led by a 1-2 finish from freshman Ezra Mutai and senior Benoit Campion, the American International College men's cross country team won its first Northeast-10 Conference Championship since 2016 on Sunday, October 26. 

The title was the first for the Yellow Jackets since they won three straight from 2014-16, taking it with 39 points as all five runners placed in the top 20. Mutai once again cruised to an easy win, defeating everyone by over a minute. Teammate Benoit Campion took second, followed by Le Moyne's Chris Davitt, who finished third in 27:23, a full 1:20 behind Mutai. This also marked the 11th consecutive year an AIC runner won the individual 8K race.

Stonehill earned a runner-up finish with 79 points and a sixth place finish from Lucas Taxter, just edging defending champion Southern Connecticut who was third with 85 points. Franklin Pierce placed fourth with 89 points while Southern New Hampshire (96) and Assumption (145) rounded out the top six. 

Franklin Pierce's Riley Fenoff was honored at the Elite 24 award winner, as the sophomore owns a 4.0 GPA.

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The NE10 is an association of 14 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.