Cedarville, OH--- The National Christian College Athletic Association had their Men's Championship 8k Race this past Saturday (11/13/2010). The competitors were greeted by 60 degree weather with sunny and dry conditions at the Elvin R King Cross Country Course. Stuart Guild was the top finisher for Nyack as the men finished in 18th place out of the 28 schools present.
Guild completed the 8,000 meter course in 28:57and finished in 67nth place out of 186 runners. Aaron Baldwin was 87th in 29:26, while Robert Lafond finished 91st in 29:35, breaking his personal time record for this season. Rounding out the rest of the Top 5 Warrior line-ups were Benjamin Wallin (99th; 29:52) and Stephen Mitzel (147th; 31:54).
After the meet, all schools came together for a formal dinner banquet/awards ceremony. Benjamin Wallin and Stephen Mitzel were the individuals who represented Nyack College, in recognition of being the 2010 NCCAA Scholar Athletes of The Yearâ€Ě out of all the Juniors and Seniors on the men's team with astonishing GPA's.
Cedarville finished with 60 points winning their first NCCAA banner since 1985. Indiana Wesleyan was the runner-up in the 28-team field with 72 points and third-place Trinity Christian had 110.
Nyack's coaching staff is very proud of their team for all their recognitions and for running hard in such a competitive championship race, for the schools first time in four years.
Next weekend the man make their way to Boston, MA for what will be their last race of the season; NCAA Regionals - Sunday November 21,2010.