Southern Maine Women's X-C Conclude Season at NCAA Regional
GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine women's cross country team concluded its 2019 season on Saturday with its participation in the NCAA New England Regional Championship held at Bowdoin College in Brunswick.
Sophomore Leia Dorais (Biddeford, Maine) led the Huskies by placing 184th overall (178th for scoring). Dorais covered the 6,000-meter (3.73 miles) Bowdoin course in a time of 24 minutes, 49.32 seconds.
Freshman Savannah Valle (Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) was USM's second finisher crossing the line in the 234th position (228th scoring) with a time of 25:41.31. Sophomore Emily Colby (Lunenburg, Vt./Lyndon Institute) placed 277th (271st) in a time of 26:47.28.
Completing the Huskies first five scoring runners were sophomore Rachael Raymond (East Waterboro, Maine/Massabesic) and junior Hunter Mahon (Palermo, Maine/Erskine Academy). Raymond had time of 27:35.87 to finish in the 302nd position overall (295th) while Mahon placed 321st overall (314th) with a time of 28:21.64.
Also competing for USM were junior Anna Hill (Bangor, Maine) and sophomore Toia Francis (South Portland, Maine). Hill placed 325th overall (318th) in 28:44.47. Francis was 354th (342nd) with her time of 31:13.80.
The Huskies posted a team score of 1286 to finish 46th overall. Perennial regional powers Williams College and MIT took the top two spots with 64 and 84 points respectively to earn the automatic berths to next Saturday's NCAA Division III National Championship meet in Louisville, Kentucky. Rounding out the top five teams were Tufts University with 156 points, Bates College with 176 and Middlebury College at 209.
The individual winner was Izzi Gendaro of MIT with her time of 21:19.10.