USM Men Place Fourth at State CC Championship
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Sophomore Cameron Meier (Bowdoin, Maine/Mt. Ararat) finished in the top 10 Saturday to lead the University of Southern Maine men's cross country team to a fourth-place finish at the annual State of Maine Cross Country Championship held at Bowdoin College.
Meier finished eighth in the State Meet scoring after covering the 8,000-meter course in a time of 26 minutes, 18.2 seconds.
Junior Nick Harriman (Lisbon, Maine) was the Huskies second finisher crossing the finish line in 18th place with his time of 26:47.4. Rookie Yahya Nure (South Portland, Maine/Deering) and sophomore Masho Gebremikael (Portland, Maine/Deering) finished 21st and 22nd respectively with times of 26:49.7 and 26:49.9.
Junior Chandler Vincent (Pownal, Maine/Freeport), making his first appearance of the season, was the Huskies fifth runner across the line coming in in 26th place with a time of 27.01.1.
Bowdoin took the team and individual titles. The Polar Bears scored a total 29 points to outdistance runner-up Bates College. Bates scored 56 points and was followed by Colby College with 70 and USM with 95.
The Huskies are back in action on October 13 traveling to New Britain, Connecticut, to compete in the Connecticut College Invitational