Corcoran sets fastest 6k time in SNHU history at NCAA Championship

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It’s Sunday, November 24, 2019. Here’s what’s been going on lately in Southern New Hampshire University.


Ashley Corcoran (promotional photo)

Cross Country

Sophomore Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) finished 26th place on Saturday at the NCAA Division II National Championship in Sacramento, Calif.

Corcoran finished the 6k course in 20:51.7, the fastest time in program history. She is also the first All-American in SNHU history.

The SNHU women’s cross country team ran in the race for the first time, finishing 32nd on Saturday.

Junior Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) finished 154th overall.

Hewitson’s time for the 10k was 32:03.3, just two seconds off his season-mark which was set at the East Regionals on November 9 (32:01). The 32:03.3 clocking was the seventh fastest in program history, just behind Tyler McLaren’s run at the 2017 NCAA Division II Championship.

Men’s Basketball

The Penmen’s undefeated run needed another two points that didn’t come on Saturday as SNHU fell 87-86 to Assumption despite a six-point lead heading into the contest’s final minute.

Junior Michael Alonacy (Brentwood, N.Y.) finished with 20 points. Freshman Jacari Sanders (San Antonio, Texas) had a career-high 19 points. Senior Eamonn Joyce (Medford, Mass.) was close behind with 10 points and barely missed out on a double-double with nine rebounds.

The Penmen (4-1, 1-0 Northeast-10) are back in action Tuesday, Nov. 26 (7:30 p.m.) when they play host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at the Stan Spirou Field House. The game will air on WGIR 610-AM

Women’s Basketball

The Penmen fell to Assumption 61-51 on Saturday night for their first conference loss of the year.

Senior Karlee Ziliak (Evansville, Ind.) scored a season-high 15 points, junior Gyanna Russell (East Hampton, Conn.) and freshman Adriana Timberlake (Braintree, Mass.) both had 11 points.

SNHU has now lost four straight and six of its last eight to Assumption. The Penmen have also dropped seven-in-a-row to the Greyhounds on the road, last winning at Laska on Jan. 7, 2012.

The Penmen (4-2, 0-1 Northeast-10) are back in action Tuesday, Nov. 26 (5:30 p.m.) when they play host to crosstown-rival Saint Anselm College at the Stan Spirou Field House. The game will air live on WGIR 610-AM.