BABSON PARK, Mass.—The Babson College men's cross country team had three harriers honored for their work in the classroom when the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) released its academic all-conference team on Thursday.
Seniors Jonathan Martin (Valrico, Fla.) and Jonathan Miller (Westford, Mass.) were recognized for the third year in a row, while sophomore Nicholas Virkler (Sudbury, Mass.) was named to the squad for the first time.
Miller, who has been one of the program's top runners over the last four seasons, is currently third on the squad with an average 8k time of 27:51. He recorded his best time of the season (26:46) at the Saratoga Invitational at Saratoga Spa State Park back on September 30.
A four-year member of the program, Martin came in 17th in Babson's season-opening dual meet with Wheaton back on September 1. Virkler, who has not competed this fall, finished with an average 8k time of 29:12 as a rookie in 2016.
Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2017 spring semester, achieved second year academic status at his institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season.
Babson returns to action on Sunday when it heads to Franklin Park in Boston for the NEWMAC Championship meet beginning at 11 a.m.