Sykes paces Beavers at NCAA regional meet

Sykes paces Beavers at NCAA regional meet

WESTFIELD, Mass. – University of Maine at Farmington senior Salena Sykes (Island Pond, Vt./North Country Union) paced the UMF women's cross country team at Saturday's NCAA Division III New England Regional Cross Country Championship at Westfield State College.

Sykes finished 234th in the event and was the Beavers' top finisher, completing the 6000m course in a time of 26:12.49.

Rookie Farren Welzel (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) was 249th in a time of 26:27.15, and was next among UMF finishers in the event. She finished just ahead of Cadyn Wilson (Hallowell, Maine/Hall-Dale), who was 253rd in a time of 26:30.32. 

Rachel Huber (Bangor, Maine/Bangor) was 276th overall (27:28.78), Keeley Cronin (Buxton, Maine/Bonny Eagle) was 301st (28:43.58), and Amelia Tacheny (Dixfield, Maine/Dirigo) was 316th (29:25.70). 

UMaine-Farmington finished 42nd out of 51 teams in the meet with 1272 points.