Men's cross country places 11th at MAC Championships

Chris Burgenson (Photo by Craig Chase,
Chris Burgenson (Photo by Craig Chase,

PIKESVILE, Md. – The Hood College men's cross country team competed in the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships on the 8,000-meter course at Stevenson University.

How it Happened


  • Messiah College produced the individual and team champions. Benjamin Schott completed the race in 26:20.7 to lead the Falcons in a field of 146. Messiah's 49 points won the team title.
  • Hood finished with 312 points placing 11th out 17 teams. The Blazers were just five points out of the top 10.


  • "Today was a solid step forward for our program with our men earning their best team performance at MAC's since 2013 and the women since 2015. We ran tough as a group and still have some things we can improve on for the regional meet." – Head Coach Chris Benassi.

Up Next

The Blazers will compete in NCAA regionals on November 10 at DeSales University.