BELFAST, Maine – Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) captured her first collegiate race win on Saturday to lead Maine Maritime Academy women's cross country at the Mariner Invitational at the Troy Howard Middle School.
In the first home race for the Mariners in four years, James finished the 5K course with a time of 24:08 to finish first overall out of the 12 runners. Alex Allen (Easton, Maine) was closely behind in second place with a time of 25:14, Abigail L'Abbé (Topsham, Maine) placed fourth with a time of 26:12, Olivia Smith (Skowhegan, Maine) finished sixth and Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine) rounded out the top five for the Mariners in seventh place.
Maine Maritime will host the North Atlantic Conference Championships next season on the same course.
The Mariners return to action next Saturday, September 30 at the Bowdoin College Invitational.