Dunlap wins All-NESCAC honors in men’s cross country
|Matt Dunlap ’08 won his first All-NESCAC honors in cross country, making it four different All-NESCAC honorees in four years for Bates. (Tom Leonard photo)|
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates College senior Matt Dunlap earned Second Team All-NESCAC honors in men’s cross country, the conference announced on Tuesday.
NESCAC all-conference citations in cross country are based on the results of the NESCAC Championships, which were hosted last Saturday by Williams College. Dunlap (Farmington, Maine) outkicked Colby’s John Swain at the very end of the 8-kilometer course to finish 14th overall, which is the cutoff point for earning the award. Both Dunlap and Swain were credited with idental times of 26:44.
“It was an outstanding effort by Matt,” said Bates head coach Al Fereshetian.
Bates has placed at least one man on the All-NESCAC Cross Country team for four straight years. Steve Monsulick ’07 made the Second Team last year, Dan Johnson ’06 made the First Team in 2005 and Second Team in 2004, and Joel Anderson ’05 also made the Second Team in 2004.
Bates men’s cross country team placed eighth out of 11 teams with 191 points, trailing Connecticut College by just five points and Middlebury by 13 for sixth place. Bates placed ahead of Wesleyan, Hamilton and Colby.
Sophomore Doug Brecher (Waban, Mass.) was the second Bobcat to finish, 39th overall in 27:37, followed by senior Harrison Little (Hanover, N.H.) in 42nd (27:45), sophomore Griffin Stabler (Keene, N.H.) in 49th at 27:50, first-year Alex Hegevall-Clarke (Wilmette, Ill.) in 65th (28:14), senior Andrew Percy (Woodbridge, Conn.) in 66th (28:14) and junior Dillon Tung (South Pasadena, Calif.) rounding out the top seven in 83rd (28:36).