Their goal was simple and lofty all at once, and they pulled it off. The Bates men’s cross country team placed sixth at Saturday’s NCAA Division III Championship, up one spot from their seventh-place showing a year ago.
The No. 11 nationally ranked Bates men’s cross country team likely clinched its second straight trip to the NCAA Division III Championships, with the Bobcats’ third-place showing at the NCAA New England Regional Championships at Westfield State.
Four Bates runners earned All-ECAC honors for finishing among the top 14 out of 287 individuals, as the No. 11 nationally ranked Bobcats claimed second place among 43 teams on Saturday at the ECAC Division III Championships.