NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

Cross Country Wrap-Up

The NECC cross country season ended on Nov. 7 at the Division III National Meet in Holyoke, Mass. 42 teams competed, with over 300 runners from around the country including Georgia, Michigan and Illinois.

NECC’s lone runner, Leah Finnegan, ran a time of 26:16 — a season best for her, beating her previous best by 2 minutes.

“It was a great way to end the season, our first in a while,” said coach Thomas Bradley.

This was the cross country team’s first season in 7 years. Coach Bradley was the driving force behind the comeback, recruiting Finnegan, Jared Shepard, Austin Thiele and Sara Wulff.

“We had four team members this season and I thank them all for helping to launch Cross Country again. Getting Leah, Jared, Austin and Sara back next year would be a solid foundation to build on,” said Bradley.

If you are interested in running cross country next season, contact Sue MacAvoy at or Thom Bradley at

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