Men's cross country competes at NCAA Regionals

AMHERST, N.Y. – The Saint Anselm College men's cross country team wrapped up its season on Saturday, competing at the NCAA Division II East Region Cross Country Championship.


The Hawks placed 21st out of 23 teams competing at the Audubon Golf Course, racking up 542 points. Saint Anselm returned to the regional race after a year's absence, placing 25th out of 28 teams in 2015 at the Hopkinton State Fairgrounds.

Freshman Ryan Sullivan capped off a strong first-year campaign for Saint Anselm by leading the Hawks with a 96th place finish (37:58.0) on the 10K course. He was closely followed by sophomore Anthony Galasso, placing 102nd with a time of 38:18.1.

Freshman Jordan Cook was the third Saint Anselm finisher, navigating the course in 38:32.2. Classmate Brodie Deshaies was 125th in the race with a time of 39:28.9. Cook and Deshaies were the only two Saint Anselm runners to appear in all six races on the season.

Trent Briggs recorded a time of 40:10.0. Freshman Ben Sweesy and junior Adam Pakalnis rounded out the Hawks harriers with times of 40:31.8 and 40:39.3, respectively.

Saint Anselm does not lose any seniors to graduation heading into the 2018 season.