Middlebury, VT - The men's cross country team turned a corner in the season while posting some impressive resutls compared to earlier in the year on Saturday at Middlebury College. The Men's team was lead by Vermont tech top runner Matt Kelly (Fort Kent, ME) who finished his 3rd Collegiate race with a personal best time of 32:23, followed by Jonathan Puffer (Groton, VT) with his personal best time of 32:47 and Michael Dunkle (Tunbridge, VT) at 36:07.
Onthe women's side, The Knights' Rebecca Broadbent (North Dighton, MA) continued her legacy in Vermont Tech cross country by running an incredibly strong 5K race Saturday at Middlebury College.
Keeping pace with the top collegiate runners in Vermont, Rebecca moved from 4th place at the 1 mile marker to 3rd place at the 2 mile mark. Broadbent held on to finish 3rd place overall, earning her 4th consecutive All Vermont Status during her collegiate career. Rebecca ran the race in 19:23 to set a personal best time and a new women's standard for 5K at Vermont Tech. Only Middlebury College runners Read Allen (19:08) and Katie Glew (19:19) ran faster times.
The day wasn't over with Rebecca's performance as two of her teammates also ran to stellar performances. Vermont Tech women Jocy Turinetti (Randolph, VT) and Haley Allard (Tyngsboro, MA) set Big Personal Record times. Jocy is in her first year of competing for Vermont Tech and Haley is running her second season.
Vermont Tech will be traveling to Massachusetts on the 7th to compete at the James Early Invitational, one of New England's largest College meets. This will wrap up the regular season, and the Knights are looking forward to the YSCC Conference Championships on Oct 21st.