BANGOR – After missing out on his junior season, Husson University’s Joel Bond made school history, becoming the Eagle’s first ever cross country runner to compete in nationals and setting a school record as well.
Bond qualified for the Division 3 National Championship race hosted in Louisville, Kentucky last Saturday, marking him as the first Husson Cross Country runner in program history to do so. But he’s just happy to put the spotlight on his school.
“It just feels so good to represent a small school in Central Maine, and to be able to rep Husson on the national scale,” Bond said.
Bond’s record time of 25:49 in the 8K race also set a school record, breaking his own previous record by 50 seconds. He credits his success to the Husson family.
“The coaches here are really good,” Bond said. “And my teammates- I have an amazing team. Having a group like this makes waking up at 6 a.m. every week much easier.”