Rivera Earns Third Little East Men's Cross Country Rookie Of The Week Honor

Rivera Earns Third Little East Men's Cross Country Rookie Of The Week Honor

UMass Dartmouth freshman standout Carlos Rivera was named as the Little East Conference Men’s Cross Country Rookie of the Week for the third time this season on Tuesday afternoon following his performance at last weekend’s league championships.

Rivera, a native of Lowell, Mass. and a graduate of Lowell High School, earned all-Little East accolades with a sixth place overall finishing time of 27:40.9 in windy, rainy and muddy conditions last Saturday afternoon on the Bryant University Course in Smithfield, R.I.  Carlos helped Head Coach Mike Salem’s squad post a runner-up team performance in the event, as the Corsairs were topped by Southern Maine (43-48) for this year’s crown.

Rivera, who previously earned the Little East Rookie honor following his efforts at both the UMass Dartmouth Invitational and the Westfield State James Earley Invitational, will help lead the Corsairs into action at the 2018 NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships on Saturday, November 10th at Pickards Field in Brunswick, Maine.

(Photo Courtesy Darryl Konicki, Little East Assistant Commissioner)