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Lodge collects All-NEC honors at NEC Championships Saturday

Photo by DSPics.com
Photo by DSPics.com

SMITHFIELD, R.I. –  Senior Melissa Lodge (Hopkinton, Mass.) secured All-Conference honors, placing sixth overall at the Northeast Conference Championships held in New Britain, Connecticut, on Saturday afternoon.

The Bulldog women finished fourth, while the men ran to a fifth-place finish. Sacred Heart won the women's team title and Central Connecticut won its ninth-straight men's title.

Led by Lodge's sixth-place finish, the Bryant women had two other top 20 finishers. Jacklyn Sullivan (Plymouth, Mass.) and Olivia Weiss (Newton, N.J.) finished 15th and 16th, respectively.

Noah Tellier (North Kingstown, R.I.) and Ryan Poholek (North Attleboro, Mass.) were the top male finishers for the Bulldogs on Saturday. Tellier finished 19th, while Poholek finished 24th

TEAM RESULTS (WOMEN)

Sacred Heart – 24

Central Connecticut – 43

Saint Francis U – 69

Bryant – 110

Fairleigh Dickinson – 164

Robert Morris – 196

Mount St. Mary's – 197

LIU Brooklyn – 203

Wagner – 205

St. Francis Brooklyn – 259

TEAM RESULTS (MEN)

CCSU – 33

Sacred Heart - 53

Saint Francis U – 59

Mount St. Mary's – 103

Bryant – 142*

Wagner – 142*

Fairleigh Dickinson – 209

St. Francis Brooklyn – 220

*Bryant held a 3-2 tiebreaker over Wagner to secure fifth place.

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (WOMEN)

Melissa Lodge – 18:06.9 – 6th

Jacklyn Sullivan – 18:40.3 – 15th

Olivia Weiss – 18:40.9 – 16th

Sarah Lapham – 19:52.0 – 37th

Caroline Meizen – 20:01.1 – 44th

Breann Campise – 20:50.6 – 60th

Kierstin Lock – 21:30.1 – 67th

Ellie Goyette – 22:41.8 – 77th

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (MEN)

Noah Tellier – 27:06.3 – 19th

Ryan Poholek – 27:20.5 – 24th

Matt McGovern – 27:46.0 – 30th

Jordan Dagrin – 27:58.0 – 35th

Alexander Evans – 28:55.5 – 43rd

Harrison McKinlay – 29:15.0 – 47th

Robert McCabe – 29:20.48 – 48th

Chris Wrenn – 29:59.4 – 53rd

Brian Salit – 30:34.7 – 57th 

MEET NOTES

  • Lodge earned All-NEC honors for the second time in her career on Saturday. At last year's NEC Championships, Lodge placed 11th to capture the conference laurel.
  • Sullivan's 15th place finish is a five-spot improvement over last year's race, when she finished 20th at the NEC Championships in Loretto, Pa.
  • Weiss also made improvements over last year's competition. Last year, Weiss finished 30th overall, while the 2017 NEC Championships featured the 16th-place finish.
  • Poholek improved by nearly five minutes over his time at the 2016 Championships. The senior's 24th-place finish was 19 spots better than last year's finish.

UP NEXT

The Bulldogs will compete at the NCAA Northeast Regionals in Buffalo, N.Y. on Nov. 10.