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December 20, 2012

 

CONOR MCCLOSKEY NAMED LITTLE EAST RUNNER OF THE YEAR
Kevin Jackson Named Men's Coach of the Year

Providence, R.I.-Rhode Island College senior Conor McCloskey (Wakefield, RI) was named the Little East Conference Men's Runner of the Year, while Head Coach Kevin Jackson was named the Coach of the Year, for the 2012 season.

 

McCloskey was named the team MVP and was the top RIC finisher in all eight races. He placed 64th with a time of 26:20.35 at the 2012 N.E. Div. III Championships on Nov. 10. McCloskey earned All-ECAC honors after recording a sixth place finish and a time of 26:54 at the 2012 ECAC Div. III Championships on Nov. 3. He placed second overall and first in the Little East Conference with a time of 25:37.71 en route to N.E. Alliance honors for the second straight season at the 2012 N.E. Alliance Championships on Oct. 27. He was just the second RIC runner ever to win the Alliance title and the first since Eric Lonergan won the championship in 2006. McCloskey’s time was the 13th-fastest in RIC cross country history.

 

He finished second with a time of 25:47.09 at the WNE Golden Bear Invitational on Oct. 13. He finished 10th with a time of 26:29.45 at the James Earley Invitational on Oct. 6. McCloskey finished fourth with a time of 26:03.00 at the Pop Crowell Invitational on Sept. 29. He finished seventh with a time of 26:36.90 at the Wesleyan Invitational on Sept. 22. McCloskey finished 10th with a season-best time of 25:17 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 15. It was the fourth-fastest time in program history. He was named the Little East Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week three times on the season.

 

 

Senior Conor McCloskey

 

Jackson's team closed out the season at the 2012 New England Div. III Men’s Cross Country Championships on Nov. 10. The Anchormen placed 24th (51 teams) with a score of 721.

 

RIC placed 14th (43 teams) at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Championships with a score of 413 on Nov. 3.

 

The Anchormen placed sixth (13 teams) overall and fourth (six teams) in the Little East at the N.E. Alliance Championships on Oct. 27 with team scores of 174 and 102, respectively.

 

 

Kevin Jackson

 

He was named the Little East Conference Women's Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field Coach of the Year in 2008-09.

 

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