WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The Colby College men’s cross country team is headed back to the Division III championship.

The sixth-ranked Mules posted a team score of 63 to hold off Amherst College (69) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (70) to capture the New England D-III championship Saturday, securing the automatic bid to next Saturday’s D-III championship in Mason, Ohio, in the process.

David Chelimo clocked a time of 25 minutes, 33 seconds to take sixth place as the top finisher for Colby, while Waterville’s Jeff Hale was seventh in 25:37.1. Silas Eastman (25:42.5), Charlie Coffman (25:47.5) and Ben Lester (25:47.5) rounded out the top five for Colby in 13th, 16th and 21st, respectively.

The Colby women, meanwhile, notched an eighth place finish on the heels of strong performances from Alanna McDonough and Krista Brown.

McDonough placed 15th with a time of 22:27.4, while Brown was 30th in 22:43.8. Taylor Kennedy (39th), Kate Alden (81st) and Katie Metayer (85th) rounded out the top five for the Mules.

MEN’S BASKETBALL

BUTLER 99, MAINE 57: There would be no “Hoosiers”-esque upset for the Black Bears Saturday in historic Hinkle Fieldhouse as the Bulldogs led from wire to wire.

Zarko Valjarevic and Aaron Calixte led Maine with 12 points each. Kelly Dunham paced Butler with 18 points as six Bulldogs finished in double figures.

UMAINE-PRESQUE ISLE 66, UMA 63: A conventional 3-point play from Kevin Collins and charge taken by Jordan Cook in the final minute lifted the Owls past the Moose in Presque Isle.

UMA had a 63-59 lead following a put back from Brandon Rogers with less than two minutes remaining, but could not hold off the Owls down the stretch.

Rogers finished with 19 points and 12 rebounds, while Lawrence grad Keith Chesley poured in 23 points and nine rebounds.

GUILFORD 69, UMF 41: The Quakers built a 20-point lead by halftime and never looked back in a win over the Beavers in Greensboro, N.C.

Uriah Forest-Bulley paced UMF with 12 points, while Mt. Blue grad Nick Hilton finished with four points and nine rebounds.

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

USM 81, UMF 42: Rebecca Knight’s 12 points paced a balanced scoring attack in the Huskies win over the Beavers in the USM Tip-Off Classic.

Messalonskee grad Megan Pelletier, Ella Ramonas and Stephanie Gallagher each chipped in with 10 points for USM, while Farmington’s Miranda Nicely added six off the bench.

Bianca Stoutmyer, of Madison, finished with eight points for UMF, while Kelly Pomerleau and Erskine grad Bridget Humphrey poured in six apiece.

COLBY 79, UMASS-BOSTON 74: Hallowell’s Carylanne Wofington scored five points in the final 90 seconds to break a 72-72 tie in the Mules’ win in Waterville.

Wofington finished with 13 points and four assists, while Mia Diplock, of Augusta, notched 19 points, six rebounds and five assists.

ST. JOSEPHS 73, MIT 50: Cony grads Emily and Hayley Quirion scored 12 and 11 points off the bench, respectively, in the Monks’ win Saturday night in Milton, Mass.


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