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Abrams competes in NCAA Championship

By Ann Brunn
Staff Writer

The College’s cross country team sent its only representative to the NCAA Division III Championship in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 23. 

Junior Robert Abrams flew solo for the Lions, as he placed 218th with a time of 26:12.2 for the 8-kilometer race.

The runner celebrates upon crossing the finish line (Photo courtesy of the Sports Information Desk).

After the first kilometer, Abrams was in 61st place among a pack that was three seconds behind the race leader. Around the 3-kilometer mark, when the field began to separate, he was 17.6 seconds behind the race leader in 124th place. 

Abrams reached the halfway point at 12:54.5, which was good for 156th place overall. At the 6.4-kilometer checkmark, he was in 194th place with a mile to go.

Abrams, who was the New Jersey Athletic Conference Runner of the Year, will return for his senior season determined to return to the NCAA Championship meet.


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