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Skyhawks' Women's Team Wins NE10 Best 16th Title
WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Stonehill Skyhawks took home both Men's and Women's titles Sunday afternoon at the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Championships hosted by American International College.
The Stonehill women's cross country team won its ninth-straight NE10 Championship and 16th title in program history Sunday afternoon at Stanley Park. The Skyhawks scored 39 points for its ninth-straight conference championship in dominating fashion with all seven runners finishing in the top 21 overall, making All-Conference teams. Stonehill just merely beat out Assumption, as the Greyhounds totaled 41 points with five of its runners in the top 21. Merrimack finished third with 157 points, while Le Moyne (169 points) and American International (165 points) rounded out the top five teams.
Stonehill's Emily Knox capture the program's third-straight individual title, which Nicole Borofski '17 won back-to-back years previously. This is the fourth time in conference history that a school has won the individual title three-straight years, with Springfield leading the way with six-straight individual titles spanning from 1987-92. Knox's time of 21:37.02 was more than 12 seconds faster than the second-place finisher.
The Stonehill men's cross country team won its ninth NE10 Championship Sunday afternoon at Stanley Park as the Skyhawks scored 44 points with six of seven runners finishing in the top 21, making All-Conference teams. Stonehill just merely beat out American International, as the Yellow Jackets totaled 46 points with four of its runners in the top 21. Southern New Hampshire finished third with 105 points, while Adelphi (135 points) and Bentley (139 points) rounded out the top five teams.
Stonehill is second in conference history with nine titles. Bentley leads the way with 13 titles. The men's squad picked up its last title in 2013 and had taken second place to American International for three-straight years prior to today.
AIC's Leakey Kipkosgei won the individual title in a time of 24:38.67 for the 8K event. It's the second straight title for the All-American as he won last year's race as well.
Information for this release provided by the athletic communications staff at Stonehill
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