Fredonia fights frigid conditions at Atlantic Regional
The Blue Devils finished 19th out of 42 teams in this year's NCAA Atlantic Regional Meet hosted by St. Lawrence University, where temperatures felt like 15 degrees Fahrenheit at the start of the race. This year's finish is a nine place improvement from the 28th Atlantic Regional finish at Rowan University a year ago.
The top two finishers for Fredonia came from underclassmen Kyle Campbell (Niagara Falls, N.Y./Niagara Falls) in 27:11.1 and Collin Barmore (Gerry/Cassadaga Valley) in 27:15.6. Those times placed Campbell and Barmore in 106th and 115th out of the 300 participants. Campbell's time this year also improved by over two minutes from last year's Atlantic Regional where he finished in 29:55.9.
Fredonia also had the fastest team spread at the Atlantic Regional, the time between the first and last scored racer, with a spread of 22 seconds. This included senior Aidan Pollard (Lindenhurst, N.Y. / Lindenhurst) finishing his last collegiate cross country race in 27:25.0, and juniors Ryan Dunning (Syracuse/West Genesee) in 27:29.8 and Noah Watkins (Cortland/Cortland) in 27:33.8.
"To see the two underclassmen (Cambell and Barmore) take the reins today is very encouraging." Head Coach Tom Wilson said after the race. "The future of this program has a lot to hold."