PAWTUCKET, R.I. -- Gannon McKearin was named Little East Conference (LEC) Men's Runner of the Week for the week ending in September 29 after posting a first-place finish at the Vermont State Meet.
With the Spartans competing in the Vermont State Meet on September 27, McKearin led the team to a second-place finish. McKearin finished the eight-kilometer race in first place with a time of 26:59 (5:26 mile time). The junior from Proctor, Vt., finished the race over a minute faster than the second-place finisher while also shaving off 34 seconds from his time at the Castleton Invitational on September 7.
McKearin finished in first place in a field with Division III opponents Vermont Tech, Northern Vermont University-Johnson, and Northern Vermont University-Lyndon while also competing against Division II St. Michael's College.
Castleton men's cross country will return to action on Saturday, October 12 as it competes in the James Earley Invitational in Westfield, Massachusetts. The men's race is slated to begin at 12 p.m.