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Hawks run to second place at NJCAA Nationals

Hawks run to second place at NJCAA Nationals

The Mohawk Valley Community College men's cross country team raced out at the NJCAA Division III Championships on Saturday to capture second place in a field of 28 colleges from across the country.

The Hawks tallied a total of 92 points while Harper Community College won the championship with 28 points. Third place Howard College of Illinois accumulated 130 points.

The Hawks were led by freshman Barrett Celecki with a fourth place finish in a time of 28:11. Joining him in the top 10 was sophomore Todd Stevens in eighth place in 28:48.6. Celecki received First Team All-American honors while Stevens earned Second Team All-American honors. Stevens was an All-American for MVCC last year.

Also scoring for the Hawks was sophomore Stephen Paddock in 24th place in 30:05.1, and sophomore Andrew Spagnuolo in 29th in a time of 30:18.2. The fifth runner for the Hawks was Connor Butters in 31st in 30:21.0 who cross the finish line just before teammate Tyler Beattie in 32nd in 30:21.9.


2014 NJCAA Division III Cross Country Championships
November 8 - 8-Kilometer Course
Hosted by Finger Lakes CC

Place Runner's Name Year Time           Place College Points
4  Barrett Celecki  Freshman  28:11.0   1  Harper CC 28
8  Todd Stevens  Sophomore  28:48.6   2  Mohawk Valley CC 92
24  Stephen Paddock  Sophomore  30:05.1   3  Howard College 130
29  Andrew Spagnuolo  Sophomore  30:18.2   4  Rowan College 148
31  Connor Butters  Sophomore


  5  SUNY Delhi 156
32  Tyler Beattie  Freshman  30:21.9   6  Lorrain County CC 203
47  Jon Wilmot  Sophomore  31:01.6   7  Onondaga CC 208
          8  Joliet Junior College 245
          9  Darton State College 249
          10  Broome CC 251
          11  Herkimer College 306
          12  Ocean County CC 311
          13  Cumberland CC 366
          14  Finger Lakes CC 383
          15  Bergen CC 404
          16  Union CC 418
          17  Queensborough CC 462
          18  Sullivan County CC 465
          19  Middlesex CC 488

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