EMMITSBURG, Md. – Over the weekend Serena Williams and Roger Federer showed their dominance on the tennis courts by winning their fifth and seventh Wimbledon career titles, respectively. Both are a model of consistency on the tennis court, but at Mount St. Mary's cross country runner Dylan Bernard (Urbana, Md./Urbana) has been a constant Top-10 finisher at the Northeast Conference (NEC) Cross Country Championships. Bernard runs into our No. 15 moment after becoming the third Mount cross country runner to earn All-NEC honors all four years of his career.
Bernard, who was named the Top-20 Moment in last year's countdown, earned All-NEC honors all four years as a member of the Mount cross country team. The senior saved his best finish for his final run at the NEC Championships after finishing fourth with a time of 26:40.10. He becomes the third Mountaineer to earn All-Northeast Conference honors all four years, joining Tim Kitching (1997-2000) and former teammate Matt Logie (2005-08).
The local product finished sixth at the 2010 NEC Cross Country Championships with a time of 25:53.9 on the 8-kilometer course. The senior finished fifth with a time of 27:01.7 in 2008 and ninth with a time of 26:49.4 in 2009 to garner All-NEC honors in his first three seasons before concluding his career the same way it started with an All-NEC selection.
The men's cross country team finished third at the NEC Cross Country Championships while the Mount women's cross country team placed eighth.
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Schedule Of Release For The 2011-12 Top-20 Moments Countdown
No. 20: One Ring Rules Them All - Men's Basketball Celebrates 50th Anniversary of 1961-62 National Championship
No. 19: Women's Soccer Stuns Eventual NEC Tournament Champions LIU In League Opener
No. 18: Mann Steals Top-Moment No. 18 With New Steals Mark Against Fairleigh Dickinson
No. 17: No Hung Juhring – Juhring Makes Mark In Javelin In Her First Season
No. 16: Healy Hammers Two-Run Walk-off Homer Against Georgetown
No. 15: Bernard Finishes Cross Country Career With Fourth-Straight All-NEC Selection
No. 14: Wednesday, July 11, 2012
No. 13: Friday, July 13, 2012
No. 12: Monday, July 16, 2012
No. 11: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
No. 10: Friday, July 20, 2012
No. 9: Monday, July 23, 2012
No. 8: Wednesday, July 25, 2012
No. 7: Friday, July 27, 2012
No. 6: Monday, July 30, 2012
No. 5: Wednesday, August 1, 2012
No. 4: Friday, August 3, 2012
No. 3: Monday, August 6, 2012
No. 2: Wednesday, August 8, 2012
No. 1: Friday, August 10, 2012