Sirois Wins Endicott Cross Country Invitational
HAMILTON, Mass. -- University of Southern Maine sophomore Sydney Sirois (Greene, Maine/St. Dominic Academy) paced the field to take the top spot on the podium Saturday to lead the Huskies to a second-place finish at the Endicott College Cross Country Invitational.
Sirois covered the 3.1-mile Bradley Palmer State Park course in a time of 19 minutes, 39 seconds to finish 15 seconds ahead of Endicott freshman Kaylee Dunn (North Attleboro, Mass./Tri-County).
Southern Maine senior Bryanna Phillips (Westbrook, Maine) took the third spot crossing the finish line in 20:00. Classmate Haley Bantz (East Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) came home in seventh place with her time of 21:03.
Completing USM's top five scoring runners were senior Kelly Lynch (Harpswell, Maine/Mt. Ararat) in 17th place overall (16th in scoring) with a time of 22:03, and junior Lindsey Tufo (Swanville, Maine/Belfast) in 27th place (21st in scoring) crossing the line in 23:26.
Host Endicott won the meet on the strength of placing its first five finishers in the top 10 (2-4-6-8-9) to score 29 points. Southern Maine was runner-up with 48 points. Emmanuel College and Emerson College completed the field of four teams scoring 65 and 98 points, respectively.
The Huskies are back in action next Saturday (September 15) when they travel the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Invitational.