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Salvucci and O'Connell Earn USTFCCCA All-Region Honors

Salvucci and O'Connell Earn USTFCCCA All-Region Honors Springfield, Mass. - November 12, 2012 - Both Anthony Salvucci and Ryan O'Connell were recognized by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) and earned All-Region awards for cross country in Division III following this weekend’s NCAA Regional Championships.

Athletes of member schools that finished in the top 35 individually at one of the eight regional sites earned the honor.

At the regional championships last Saturday, Salvucci finished fifth in 24:58.92, while O'Connell crossed the finish line in 25:15.27 to place 15th. Both runners will compete in the upcoming NCAA Championships, marking the first time Springfield College has had multiple racers in the national men's cross country race since it became a Division III program in 1995.

Last weekend, Springfield finish sixth as a team at regionals, and the top finishing team among schools in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC). It proved to be the highest team finish at a regional championship in program history.

Rose-Hulman will host the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships from the LaVern Gibson Cross Country Course outside of Terre Haute, Ind., on Saturday. The men’s 8k race is slated for 11 a.m., EST. NCAA.com will broadcast the national championships live.

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Head Coach Bryan Brown Bryan Brown will enter his third season as the head men's cross country coach in the fall of 2013. Brown, who was a former All-American at Springfield College in track, is the reigning NEWMAC Coach of the Year after leading Springfield to its second-straight second-place finish at the conference championships a year ago . Read more.

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