BETHPAGE, N.Y. (November 19, 2018) -- Wilmington University's Mark Corrigan placed third out of 170 competitors Saturday at the 2018 NCAA Division II East Region Men's Cross Country Championship Race at Bethpage State Park in New York. By placing third in a time of 32:42.20 in the 10k event, Corrigan not only locked NCAA All-East Region honors, but also earned a trip to the NCAA Division II National Championship race on Dec. 1, in Pittsburgh, Pa., as the city will be hosting the NCAA Division II Fall Sports Festival.
Corrigan's high finish came just a couple weeks after he won the CACC Men's Cross Country Championship for the second-straight year. His pace was 5:16 per mile in the regional championship, as Corrigan finished a second ahead of fourth-place finisher Chris Davitt (Le Moyne College).
Corrigan was one of three CACC men's cross country runners who finished among the top 25 of the individual standings to earn all-region accolades. Nyack College's Zachary Trador placed 21st in a time of 33:33.70, while Jefferson's Ethan Fadale followed two spots behind in 23rd with a mark of 33:38.10.
Corrigan's high showing helped Wilmington to a solid sixth-place finish in the team standings with a score of 211 points. Fadale helped the Rams to an 11th-place performance (357 points). Twenty-four (24) teams competed and finished with scores in the team standings.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.