FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington freshman Josh Wynne (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) placed fourth while junior Jackson Fortin (Jefferson, Maine/Erskine Academy) was fifth as the Beavers finished third out of five teams at the UMF Cross Country Invitational, held Saturday afternoon at the Mt. Blue High School course.
Wynne posted a time of 30:39 on the 8000m course, while Fortin was right behind with a time of 30:58.
Junior Jamie Williams (Waterville, Maine/Waterville) was 20th with a time of 34:04 and was third among UMF finishers, with freshman Abdikadir Hassan (Lewiston, Maine/Lewiston) placing 22nd after posting a time of 34:06.
The Beavers finished with 74 points, trailing second-place Maine Maritime by 12 points. Colby-Sawyer College ran away with the team title, finishing with just 10 points. Thomas College (80 points) and Husson University (111 points) rounded out the field.
Colby-Sawyer finished 1-2-3 in the meet, led by sophomore Hayden Brunnell who posted a winning time of 27:36. That time was two minutes, 33 seconds better than the second-place finisher in the event, Colby-Sawyer sophomore Bobby Hoffman, who finished in 30:09. The Chargers' Jonathan Murray was third with a time of 30:32.
UMaine-Farmington's next meet will be Saturday, Sept. 22, when the Beavers travel to Johnson, Vt., to compete at the Johnson State College Invitational.
UMaine-Farmington Cross Country Invitational
September 15, 2012
Mt. Blue High School course
Men's team scores
1. Colby-Sawyer College – 19
2. Maine Maritime Academy – 62
3. UMaine-Farmington – 74
4. Thomas College – 80
5. Husson University – 111