Women's Cross Country Finishes Fourth at NAC Championship

Women's Cross Country Finishes Fourth at NAC Championship

FARMINGTON, Maine – After two weeks off, the Husson women's cross country team was back in action as they traveled to the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Championship on Saturday.

Colby-Sawyer earned its fourth-consecutive NAC Women's Cross Country title after finishing as the top team. Abby Shafer of New England College won the NAC individual title with a time of 19:19.4.

The Chargers claimed first place after scoring 43 points with four runners in the top eleven. The 5k championship race included 95 total runners, representing 11 schools.

The women's team runner-up was UMaine-Farmington after posting 60 points, while Castleton was third with a score of 71 followed by Husson (141), Lyndon (164), Maine Maritime (169), Green Mountain (180), New England College (226), Johnson (230), UMaine-Presque Isle (263) and Thomas (273).

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Lindsey Joliat set the pace for the Eagles yet again, helping Husson finish 4th overall (141 points) out of the ten teams that competed. Joliat walked away with a time of 21:43 for 9th.

Morgan Clifford also stepped up her pace, crossing in at 22:19 for 15th. Katherine Camire and Jessica Dessert were only separated by five seconds as Camire finished in 25:06 for 42nd and Dessert at 25:11 for 43rd.

Finishing four sports apart for 48th and 52nd were Kelly Broe and Kaitlin Prescott at 25:35 and 25:46. Taking 54th place at 26:00 minutes flat was Shannon Staples.

Crossing the finish line in a burst were Madison Cole, Paige Rainford, and Amanda Marcus for 56th, 68th, and 69th with times of 26:06, 27:45, and 27:51.

Other Eagles who competed this weekend were Jessica Giffen notching a time of 29:48 for 81st and Emma Murray with a respectable time of 32:12 for 89th.

Husson women's cross country will have two weeks to prepare for the NCAA DIII Northeast Regional Championship on Sunday, November 12th as they travel to Narragansett Elementary School to compete.