James Leads Women's Cross Country to Fifth at NAC Championship

James Leads Women's Cross Country to Fifth at NAC Championship

BELFAST, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy women's cross country finished fifth out of seven teams at the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship at the Troy Howard Middle School on Sunday.

Sierra James (Campton, N.H.) led Maine Maritime with a ninth place finish, completing the course in 21:58.47. Abigail L'Abbé (Topsham, Maine) finished 20th with a time of 24:02.31, ahead of Robyn Larrabee (Caribou, Maine) in 25th place and Alex Allen (Easton, Maine) in 30th. Catherine Cornell (Portland, Maine) rounded out the top five finishers for the Mariners in 35th.

UMaine-Farmington claimed the 2018 NAC Women's Cross Country Championship after scoring 41 points with three runners in the top 10.

Zosia Prince of NVU-Lyndon won the NAC individual title with a time of 20:49.64. The 5k championship race included 58 total runners, representing eight schools. 

Husson finished second after posting 46 points, while UMaine-Presque Isle was third with a score of 66 followed by NVU-Lyndon (104), Maine Maritime (106), SUNY Canton (152), and Thomas (184).

Prince completed the 5K course 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Lindsey Joliat of Husson and Julia Labbe of UMaine-Farmington finished second and third respectively in 21:19.41 and 21:30.44, while Chloe Kenyon of UMF crossed the finish line fourth with a time of 21:32.88. UMaine Presque Isle's Valentine Gegiovanni placed fifth in 21:39.52, Julia Glisson of Husson was sixth in 21:40.17, while Isabelle Jackson of Husson and Gwen Baker of UMF, rounded out the top eight, with times of 221:52.59 and 21:53.64 respectively.

The Mariners will head to the NCAA Regionals hosted by Bowdoin College on November 10.