SNHU participates in NCAA cross country championships

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Southern New Hampshire University men’s cross country team wrapped up the season Saturday morning, competing in the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championship for the first time in the university’s history.

Although SNHU has had individual performers in the race, this was the first time the full squad qualified after finishing fourth at the NCAA Division II East Regional on Long Island last month.

On Saturday, SNHU finished 34th out of 34 teams in the competition with sophomore Micah Hewitson (New Market, Md.) topping the Penmen with a time of 36:28.8, good for 218th among 261 runners finishing the race.

In addition to SNHU, three other NE10 schools ran in the race with American International College finishing in 20th place, just ahead of Stonehill College.  Southern Connecticut State finished in 33rd place, just ahead of the Penmen in the 34-team field.  Grand Valley State University won the race for the first time in school history.  The school also claimed the Division II Women’s Championship in a 6K race run Saturday afternoon.

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Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.