WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—Standout senior Marina Capalbo (Gainesville, Va.) became the first harrier in program history to earn All-New England honors in three consecutive seasons as the women came in 28th, while the men finished 21st at the NCAA Division III New England Championships on Saturday afternoon at the Mount Greylock High School course.
Capalbo came in 29th overall in a field of 387 runners with a time of 22:43 in the 6k race, good for the third-best time in program history. After reaching NCAA Division III Championship last season, Capalbo must wait until Sunday to find out if she is one of five at-large selections from a non-qualifying team.
Junior Kelli Halligan (Melrose, Mass.) finished 132nd with a time of 24:44 and was followed by sophomore Jinane Gedeon Achi (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), who came in 191st with a time of 25:33. Junior April Goya (Oceanside, Calif.) set a new personal best in the 6k with a time of 25:42, sophomore Rebecca Jacobs (Toronto, Ontario) cut over two minutes and 30 seconds off her previous best time, finishing the course in 28:16, and first-year Sarah Anthony (Netcong, N.J.) posted a time of 28:20 for the team's third PR on the day.
On the men's side, senior Mark Gulesian (Miami, Fla.) fought the elements to come in 62nd with a time of 26:50. Junior Ian MacLean (South Hamilton, Mass.) finished in the 109th position, posting a time of 27:33, and was followed closely behind by sophomore Will Nemeth (Coplay, Pa.), who came in with a time of 27:49 to finish 133rd for the Beavers.
First-year Jonathan Miller (Westford, Mass.) produced a time of 28:02 in his regional debut, classmate Ryan Colaco (Danville, Calif.) came in with a time of 28:56, and fellow first-year Scott Atwood (West Newbury, Mass.) wrapped up his rookie campaign with a time of 29:24 in the 8k event.