Huskies Back in Competition on October 27
WATERFORD, Conn. -- Sophomore Cameron Meier (Bowdoin, Maine/Mt./ Ararat) posted a top 30 finish to lead the University of Southern Maine men's cross country team's performance at the Connecticut College Cross Country Invitational held Saturday at Harkness Memorial State Park.
Meier finished 29th among more than 400 finishers, covering the 8,000-meter course in a time of 25 minutes, 44.9 seconds. Meier lead the Huskies to a 17th-place finish among the 27 teams that compiled a team score.
Freshman Yahya Nure (South Portland, Maine/Deering) was the Huskies second finisher crossing the finish line in 53 place overall (52nd in scoring) with his time of 26:02.6. Junior Nick Harriman (Lisbon, Maine) was next placing 116th overall (100th in scoring) with a time of 26:39.2.
Completing USM's five scoring runners were sophomore Zach Hoyle (Sidney, Maine/Messalonskee) and junior Chandler Vincent (Pownal, Maine/Freeport). Hoyle finished 120th overall (104th in scoring) with his time of 26:42.2 while Vincent came in 135th (113rd) with a time of 26:49.8.
Perennial regional powerhouses Amherst College, Williams College and Middlebury College took the top three spots in the team standings. Amherst edged Williams, 72-76, for the top spot with Middlebury was third with 96 points. Tufts University, with 136 points, and Dickinson College, with 140, round out the top five. Southern Maine compiled a total of 398 points.
The Huskies are off until October 27 when they compete at the annual Little East Conference Championship being hosted by Rhode Island College at Bryant University.