NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine - University of Maine Farmington women's cross country team finished in sixth place among the 9 teams competing Saturday at the annual State of Maine Cross Country Championships held at Pineland Farms.
The Beavers top five runners scored a total of 168 points, just four points behind fifth-place Saint Joseph's. Bates won the team event with a score of 29, Bowdoin finished second with 41 points. Junior Sarah Kelley of Bowdoin was the individual champion.
Junior Alisha Labbe (Turner, Maine/Leavitt) was the top individual runner for UMF with a time of 21:32.2 in the 5k race (49th overall). Gwen Baker (Windham, Maine / Windham) crossed the stripe at 22:10.0 for 54th overall. Teammates Molly Jack (Bangor, Maine / Bangor) and Shayna Frost (Monmouth, Maine / Monmouth Academy) raced to the finish to place 57th and 58th respectfully. Jack finished with a time of 22:22.5 and Frost finished at 22:24.0.
Rounding out the five scoring runners for UMF was Anna Dowling (Saco, Maine / Thornton Academy) with a time of 22:48.6 good enough for 67th overall.
UMaine-Farmington is off next weekend and returns to action on October 29 at the North Atlantic Conference Championship hosted by Johnson State.