Women’s XC Claims Second in Johnson State Invitational

Women’s XC Claims Second in Johnson State Invitational

JOHNSON, Vt. – University of Maine at Farmington women's cross country finished second as a team out of eight qualified opponents on Saturday at the Johnson State Invitational.

Laura Pulito (Brownfield, Maine/Fryeburg Academy) guided the Beavers with an 11th place finish out of 80 qualified racers and crossed the line at 22:07.2 in the five-kilometer race. Hannah Emery (Detroit, Maine/MCI) had a solid race in 15th at 22.50.3.

Alisha Labbe (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) claimed a top 20 spot in 19th place at 23:38.1. Gwen Baker (Windham, Maine/Windham) came in 24th (24:15.6) for the Beavers and Chloe Kenyon (Gloucester, Mass./Gloucester) rounded out UMF's scoring in 30th place (24.42.6).

The Beavers tallied 73 points in the race to solidify a second place finish and averaged 23:20.8. Clarkson University topped UMF with 20 points as seven of Clarkson's runners placed in the top ten.

UMaine-Farmington will compete in the Bowdoin Invitational next Saturday.