Lancaster Bible Set to Host 2018 NEAC Cross Country Championships

Lancaster Bible Set to Host 2018 NEAC Cross Country Championships

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - Lancaster Bible will serve as the host institution for the 2018 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Cross Country Championships on Saturday. The race will take place on a course throughout the campus grounds.

The women's 6K championship race will begin at 10 a.m., followed by the men's 8K race at noon. This year's event will feature 12 NEAC schools: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible, Morrisville State, Penn College, Penn State Abington, Penn State Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Poly and Wells College. The championship awards ceremony will follow the conclusion of the men's race at approximately 12:30 p.m.

On the women's side, Penn State Berks comes into the weekend as the defending champions after winning its first conference crown in 2017. For the men, SUNY Poly will be in search of its sixth-straight NEAC championship.

For both events, the top five finishers for each team will count towards the team's total points with the best overall team score from race claiming the team title. The first-place finisher of each race will be named NEAC Runner of the Year, while the top first-year runner will be honored as the NEAC Rookie of the Year.

The 2018 NEAC All-Conference selections will also be determined by the outcome of the championship race with the top seven runners earning first team honors. The runners who place No. 8-14 will earn a spot on the second team, while the competitors who finish No. 15-21 will round out the third team.

Lancaster Bible will provide live video of the start/finish line and the awards ceremony following the events on their YouTube channel. All video feeds are weather permitting. 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.