Mike Vaz, Tori Spitaels Earn LEC Weekly Cross Country Honors

Mike Vaz, Tori Spitaels Earn LEC Weekly Cross Country Honors

PAWTUCKET, R.I. – UMass Dartmouth senior Michael Vaz (Dartmouth, Mass.) and freshman Victoria Spitaels (West Newton, Mass.) were recognized by the Little East Conference office on Monday, with Vaz securing Men’s Runner of the Week accolades and Spitaels Women’s Rookie Runner of the Week honors.

At the Codfish Bowl in Boston on Saturday, Vaz paced UMass Dartmouth to the team title as the Corsairs bested the field of 16 teams with 38 points. He was the second collegiate finisher, placing sixth overall in the field of 162 runners with a time of 26:41 on the 8K course.

In the women’s race, Spitaels was the second Corsair runner to cross the line. Her time of 20:11, which she ran for the second-straight week, placed her 25th of 204 competitors on the meet. She and the women’s squad took 8th place with 218 points.

UMass Dartmouth Cross Country will break from competition this weekend before traveling to the James Early Invitational at Westfield State on Oct. 8.