The Williams men’s and women’s teams captured their first regional titles since 2015 as both teams finished first in their respective NCAA New England Regional races at Bowdoin College in Brunswick Maine.
The Williams men placed six runners in the top-10 to total 24 points, 69 points better the runner-up Colby. Aidan Ryan and Ryan Cox paced the Ephs, finishing 1-2. Ryan, the NESCAC Champion, won the race with a time of 24:51.56, nearly four seconds ahead of Cox (24:55.40).
Colby was the only other team with two runners in the top-10 and led by NESCAC Rookie of the Year Tyler Morris’ third-place finish and time of 24:59.2. Teammate Eli Decker finished fifth with a time of 25:00.0. Middlebury’s Theo Henderson rounded out the top five runners, placing fourth with a time of 24:59.2.
Amherst finished fourth with 137 points and Bates placed fifth with 167 points to round out the top five schools in the team standings.
In the NCAA Atlantic Regional race in Canton, N.Y. and hosted by St. Lawrence University, Hamilton finished 16th with 442 points. Lucas Wright led the Continentals with a time of 26:17.3 to finish 46th overall.
The Williams women placed three runners in the top-10, as Eva Borton finished eighth (21:39.2), Sarah Tully was ninth (21:44.0), and Brianna Bourne placed 10th (21:46.9).
Tufts (156 points), Bates (176 points) and Middlebury (209 points) finished third, fourth, and fifth, respectively, in the team standings. MIT was the lone non-NESCAC school in the top five, placing second with 84 points.
Izzi Gengaro of MIT won the women’s race in a time of 21:19.1, finishing one second ahead of Tufts’ Danielle Page (21:20.1). NESCAC Champion, Sophia Gorman of Colby finished third (21:21.3) and Tufts’ Sabrina Gornisiewicz placed fourth (21:24.1) to round out the NESCAC runners among the top five finishers.
The Continentals placed eighth (227 points) and were led by Brigit Humphreys’ 11th-place finish and time of 22:42.4 in the women's race at the NCAA Atlantic Regional.
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