Hawks fly home with Region III crown

Hawks fly home with Region III crown

The Mohawk Valley Community College men's cross country team has traditionally been comprised of local athletes. This year is no different and the talent of these local runners lead the Hawks to another NJCAA Region III championship crown on Saturday at SUNY Delhi.

The Hawks won the Mountain Valley Conference crown last week, adding this week's title is just gravy on the accomplishments of this group of talented runners. MVCC's top five runners, who are all from within a 20-mile radius of the College, earned All-Region III honors with their performances. The Hawks combined for 29 points while second place SUNY Delhi finished with 49 points and Onondaga Community College was a distance third with 83 points.

Blazing the path for the MVCC squad was freshman Barrett Celecki, a native of Barneveld and graduate of Holland Patent High School. Celecki pulled away from the pack at the two-mile mark to set a course record of 27 minutes, 18.2 seconds on this eight-kilometer course.

Just under a minute behind him in third place was sophomore Todd Stevens with a time of 28:14.7. Stevens is also a graduate of Holland Patent High School and ran with Celecki on the scholastic level.

Also getting All-Regional honors for the Hawks was Stephen Paddock, a native of Ilion, in sixth place with a time of 28:31.8. He was joined by Tyler Beattie from Whitesboro in tenth place in 29:11.5, and Connor Butters of Rome in eleventh place in 29:12.7.

Two MVCC runners who also did well were Andrew Spagnuolo in fourteenth place in 29:42.3, and Jon Wilmot in 20th in 30:18.3.

The MVCC cross country team will now advance to the NJCAA Division III National Championships to be held November 8, in Canandaigua (NY) at Finger Lakes Community College.

 

NJCAA Region III Cross Country Championships
SUNY Delhi -  October 25, 2014
Men's 8-Kilometer Course

 

Place  Runner's Name  College  Time            Team Place  College  Points
1  Barrett Celecki  MVCC  27:18.20   1  Mohawk Valley CC
 29
2  Chuck Collins
 FLCC  28:01.30   2  SUNY Delhi  49
3  Todd Stevens
 MVCC  28:14.70   3  Onondaga CC  83
4  Jack Hillenbran
 BCC  28:22.00   4  Broome CC  110
5  Rob Burnett
 SUNY Delhi  28:28.10   5  Herkimer CCC  127
6  Stephen Paddock
 MVCC  28:31.80   6  Finger Lakes CC  138
7  Scott Downing
 SUNY Delhi  28:36.20   Inc  Mercyhurst  
8  Shawn Wiler
 Mercyhurst  28:52.00        
9  John Nolis
 SUNY Delhi  29:09.30        
10  Tyler Beattie
 MVCC  29:11.50        
11  Connor Butter
 MVCC  29:12.70        
12  Farris Ramada
 SUNY Delhi  29:23.90        
13  Anthonyt Mitchell
 OCC  29:39.40        
14  Andrew Spagnuolo
 MVCC  29:42.30        
15  Sam Morrett
 HCCC  29:50.90        
16  John Osterhoudt
 OCC  29:56.90        
17  Justin Garn
 OCC  30:04.90        
18  Fredideric Handelmann
 OCC  30:05.40        
19  Matthew Robinson
 SUNY Delhi  30:14.70        
20  Jon Wilmot
 MVCC  30:18.30        
21  Tyler Angioli
 SUNY Delhi  30:26.70        
22  Gerard Jensen
 SUNY Delhi  30:37.20        
23  Matthias Gaige
 BCC  30:41.80        
24  Jason Naughton
 OCC  30:58.60        
25  Dan Thomas
 HCCC  31:13.20        
26  Luke Warpus
 BCC  31:25.20        
27  Jace LaPuma
 HCCC  31:26.00        
28  Kevin Mass
 MVCC  31:29.60        
29  Nelson Fernanadez
 SUNY Delhi  31:59.10        
30  Luke Hutchinson
 Mercyhurst  32:15.70        
31  Tommy Sorber
 BCC  32:15.90        
32  Derek Hill
 MVCC  32:23.50        
33  Anthony Feocco
 OCC  32:27.10        
34  Stephen Pawlik
 HVCC  32:41.40        
35  Collin Delgado
 FLCC  32:53.90        
36  Greg Ashe
 HCCC  32:58.30        
37  Adam Morrison
 FLCC  32:58.80        
38  Luke Wentzel
 BCC  33:01.20        
39  Phil Tanner
 HCCC  33:14.20        
40  Nick Schuldt
 BCC  33:16.10        
41  Jonah Williams
 BCC  33:24.40        
42  Cole Shirley
 Mercyhurst  33:31.00        
43  Ryan Kohlenberger
 HVCC  33:33.60        
44  Adam Dunlap
 MVCC  33:47.50        
45  Cory Kitson
 SUNY Delhi  33:58.00        
46  Rich Arcuri
 SUNY Delhi  34:41.60        
47  Tim Quirk
 FLCC  35:24.40        
48  Josh Paoni
 HCCC  36:57.80        
49  Divontay Huggins
 HCCC  38:26.90        
50  Kevin Gorke
 OCC  39:01.70        
51  Adam Thorman
 FLCC  40:42.90        


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