BIDDEFORD, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington men's cross country teams placed two runners among the top 30 at Saturday's season-opening University of New England Invitational.
Junior Jackson Fortin (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) placed 26th out of 104 runners in the field. Fortin completed the 8000m course in a time of 31:48, leading the Beavers to a sixth-place finish out of 13 teams, 11 scoring, in the field.
Freshman Josh Wynne (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) turned in an impressive result in his first collegiate meet, finishing 29th overall with a time of 31:54.
A pack of three UMF runners finished at around the 37-minute mark. Freshman Nick Bourget (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) was 70th with a time of 37:00, followed by sophomore Andrew Carlson (Casco, Maine/Lake Region) in 71st place (37:01) and junior Kevin Lind (Augusta, Maine/Cony) in 73rd place (37:03).
UMF finished sixth overall out of 13 teams in the meet with 189 points. Lyndon State won the event with 27 points, with LSC runners taking each of the top three spots.
UMaine-Farmington will host the next meet on the schedule, the UMF Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington. The women's race will begin at 11:00 a.m., followed by the men's race at 12:00 p.m.