Bond Sets School Records at NCAA DIII New England Regional Championship

Photo by Monty Rand Photography
Photo by Monty Rand Photography

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Continuing to see improvements each year, the Eagles jumped one place higher this season to 39th to earn their best finish at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship in program history. Husson posted the third-best finish out of all North Atlantic Conference (NAC) schools competing as the Eagles took on 53 other teams including over 380 runners. 

Sophomore Joel Bond paced the Eagles, not only setting a new school record in the 8K, but also achieving the highest rank a male has ever placed at New England's. Bond clocked in at 26:42.0 to average a 5:22.2 mile and achieved 92nd place. 

Just a couple minutes behind, first-year Voldivain Mboma sprinted in at 28:18.8 and junior Zach Hartman hit the 29:23.9 mark. 

Finishing out the top-five times to contribute to Husson's program best score, first-year Liam McKinnon cruised in to the time of 30:22.3 while fellow classmate Austin O'Neal raced to his first scoring time of 31:32.2. 

Running the entire Bowdoin College course together, senior Patrick Welch and sophomore Ricky Smith finished the 8K within one stride of each other to capture times of 31:41.1 and 31:42.3. 

The Husson men's cross country squad conclude their 2019 season at New England's as many of the Eagles prepare to switch over to indoor track & field for the winter.