Taracena Named to NE10 Weekly Honor Roll After First College Race

Taracena Named to NE10 Weekly Honor Roll After First College Race

COLCHESTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College men's cross country sophomore Noah Taracena (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet) was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, Sept. 12.

Taracena made his long-awaited college debut on Saturday by placing seventh among 68 runners at Saint Anselm College's Shacklette Invitational. His time of 28:03.8 during the 8K left him just 3.7 seconds outside the top five, as he competed in a seven-school field that included four teams ranked in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) East Region poll. Both a cross country runner and Nordic skier, neither of Taracena's programs competed during the 2020-21 school year.

The cross country teams return to action on Saturday at Middlebury College's Aldrich Invitational, where the men race at 10 a.m. and the women begin at 11 a.m.