Rupak Darshan Mehta is one of a trio of seniors who have been named captains of the 2016 Bentley University (Waltham, Massachusetts) men’s cross-country team.
Bentley, which finished second in the NCAA Division II East Region last fall to earn a trip to the NCAA Championships, holds that same position in this year’s preseason U.S. Track and Field and Cross-Country Coaches Association regional rankings and just missed out on cracking the preseason top 25.
Mehta, a Howell High School graduate who missed last season because of an injury, was 38th in the 2014 NE-10 championships and 39th in the East Regional that same year.
The Bentley cross-country team is making a trip to Nashville, Tennessee, for the Trevecca Division II Showcase Sept. 24.
The Jersey Shore Half Marathon has a history that places it as one of the oldest distance events held in New Jersey and the surrounding area. The first Jersey Shore Marathon was held Jan. 9, 1972. This year’s race is Oct. 2 at 9 a.m. at Sandy Hook.
Pre-registration ($40) can also be made by mail. All pre-registration entries must be postmarked on or before Sept. 24. Post-registration ($50) will begin Sept. 28 and will be available on race day beginning at 7 a.m. Post-registration will take place at McLoone’s Riverside Restaurant on Ocean Avenue, Sea Bright, and 2.5 miles south of Sandy Hook.
Go to www.shoreac.org or runsignup.com for additional information.