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William & Mary won its 12th straight CAA men's cross country championship.

W&M WINS 12TH CONSECUTIVE CAA MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 10/29/2011
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HAMPTON, Ga. (Oct. 29, 2011) – William & Mary runners notched four of the top six individual spots as the Tribe earned its 12th-straight CAA Men’s Cross Country Championship on Saturday morning at Nash Farm Battlefield in Hampton, Ga.. The Tribe concluded the competition with 27 points, which was 35 points ahead of second-place George Mason (62 points).

Northeastern finished third with 70 points, followed by Georgia State, VCU, UNCW and Hofstra.

Northeastern sophomore Eric Jenkins completed the eight-kilometer course in a time of 24:46 to capture the individual title and Most Outstanding Performer of the Meet honors. Jenkins finished 19 seconds ahead of William & Mary’s Zach Gates, who earned runner-up honors. Northeastern’s Brian Doyle finished third with a time of 25:16, while William & Mary’s Tom Burke (25:17), Radford Gunzenhauser (25:17) and Alex McGrath (25:24) grabbed the next three spots.

Other men’s runners earning All-CAA status this year include: Alex Zyryanov, Mason (25:29); Valentin Poncelet, GSU (25:29); Michael Conway, Mason (25:30); Chris Tyson, W&M (25:31); Tyler Jones, W&M (25:37); Philip Blankenship, Mason (25:39).

With the conference race now at a close, next up for the CAA squads are the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 12.

CAA Men’s Cross Country Championship Final Team Results
1. William & Mary (27)
2. George Mason (62)
3. Northeastern (70)
4. Georgia State (121)
5. VCU (138)
6. UNCW (164)
7. Hofstra (167)
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