BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Led by a strong performance by
first-year Colleen Ahern (Salem, Conn.), the University
of New England women's cross country team placed second at its own
invitational Saturday morning at Rotary Park.
The University of Southern Maine came away with team honors, posting a score of 42 to edge the Nor'easters (55). The University of Maine Farmington finished third with 77 total points while the Lady Mariners from MMA finsihed 7th out of the 11 teams. Angela Stauble of Husson University was the individual winner with a 5,110-meter time of 21:14.
Casey McCloskey (Howland, ME) was the top MMA finisher with a time of 25:33 while Laurel Evanofski (Contoocook, NH) finished at 26:45.
Four other MMA runners finsihed within five seconds of one another. Samantha Deplanche (Dover, NH) led that pack with a time of 27:46 while Brittany Kenyon (Harpswell, ME), Courtney Dufour (Augusta, ME), and Andi Flannery (Machias, ME) finished seconds later. Blaire Fontaine (Cheshire, CT) completed the race in 33:33.