BIDDEFORD, Maine. – University of Maine at Farmington men's cross country had a strong debut in its season opener by winning the University of New England (UNE) Invitational on Saturday.
The Beavers had four runners claim a top ten finish. Robert Hollis (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) crossed the line in first place with a time of 17:13 to win the 5-kilometer race. Connor Wagner (Bangor, Maine/John Bapst Memorial) came in third place with a time of 17.27. Abdi Hassan (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) was only a second away from top five finish in his collegiate debut as the first-year runner placed sixth overall at 17.48. Yussuf Adow (Auburn, Maine/Edward Little) had a solid race in tenth place (18.53) and David Doering (Portland, Maine/Deering) rounded out UMF's scoring in 13th place (19:08) to help the Beavers win in the season opener.
UMF ran away with the meet by claiming 33 total points, topping host UNE by seven points. St. Joseph's College followed in third place on the team leaderboard with 47 points.
UMaine-Farmington travels to Johnson State to race again on September 17.