Dorais Paces USM at Runnin' Monks Invitational
STANDISH, Maine -- Sophomore Leia Dorais (Biddeford, Maine) posted a top 20 finish to lead the University of Southern Maine women's cross country team to a seventh-place finish Saturday at the Runnin' Monks Invitational hosted by Saint Joseph's College (Me.).
Dorais finished 18th overall (16th in scoring) after she completed the 6,000-meter Saint Joseph's College course in a time of 26 minutes, 48.3 seconds.
Freshman Savannah Valle (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) just missed a top 20 finish coming across the finish line in 21st position (18th in scoring) with a time of 26:52.0. Sophomore Emily Colby (Lunenburg, Vt./Lyndon Institute) was the next scoring runner for USM finishing 35th overall (28th) with a time of 27:59.4.
Completing USM's five-runner aggregate were sophomore Rachael Raymond (East Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) and junior Hunter Mahon (Palermo, Maine/Erskine Academy). Raymond was 59th overall (41st) and Mahon was 69th (47th) with times of 30:24.8 and 31:38.7 respectively.
Regionally-ranked Bates College took the top spot in the team standings with a score of 17. The Bobcats, ranked seventh in the New England region, took the top three positions, and six of the first seven. Rookie Frieda Kickliter of Bates was the individual winner with a time of 24:53.3.
The University of New England was runner-up with 83 points, followed by host Saint Joseph's with 93. Emerson College completed the top half of the table with 126 points. USM's five scoring runners combined for a total of 151 to finish seventh.
The Huskies will be off next weekend. Their next race will be October 25th at the Thomas College Invitational.