2016 USTFCCCA All-Academic Team

Phillips, Sirois Pace USM at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

Sydney Sirois (left) and Bryanna Phillips, seen here at the Endicott College Invitational, were USM's first two finishers at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational (photos by Nick Grace).
Sydney Sirois (left) and Bryanna Phillips, seen here at the Endicott College Invitational, were USM's first two finishers at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational (photos by Nick Grace).

Phillips, Sirois Pace Southern Maine at UMD Invitational

            DARTMOUTH, Mass. -- Senior Bryanna Phillips (Westbrook, Maine) and sophomore Sydney Sirois (Greene, Maine/St. Dominic) posted top 40 results to lead the University of Southern Maine women's cross country team to a 25th-place finish among the 45 teams competing Saturday at the annual University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Cross Country Invitational.

            Phillips covered the 5,000-meter UMD campus course in a time of 19 minutes, 33.59 seconds to cross the finish line in 32nd place.  Sirois placed 39th overall with her time of 19:35.46.

            Senior Haley Bantz (East Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) was the Huskies' third finisher placing 140th overall after crossing the line in 20:53.89.

            Completing the Huskies' scoring five were rookies Toia Francis (South Portland, Maine) and Isabelle Sossei (Wells, Maine) who finished in 263rd and 271st places, respectively.

            Southern Maine's five runners combined for a score of 706 points.  Brandeis University was first in the final team standings scoring 56 points.  Trinity College was runner-up, edging out Merrimack College, 105-107.  WPI was fourth with 127 points, and Wellesley College completed the top five at 225.

            The Huskies will be off next weekend.  They return to action on September 29 (1:30 p.m.) competing in the annual State of Maine Championship to be held at Bowdoin College.

 

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