September 8, 2012

XC Women Finish 8th at UNE Invitational

Meet Results
(BIDDEFORD, ME) -- "Hot and Humid" are not words usually associated with September in the northeast.  Yet those were the conditions UMPI runners faced on Saturday during their first meet of the season at the University of New England Invitational.

Running without one of their projected top performers Nicole Porter, the Owls finished 8th in the 13 team field.  Kati Christoffel (Clifton Park, NY) paced the UMPI women in her first collegiate race since being named the UMPI Female Athlete of the Year last spring.  Christoffel finished with a time of 22:52 in the 5000m race, good enough for 28th overall.

Southern Maine ran away with the team title, scoring 21.

"The conditions played a big factor," said Owls' head coach Chris Smith, "this was a good chance to see everyone for the first time this season."

The Owls will return to action next Saturday, September 15th, when they host the UMPI Invitational.  Next weekend will be Homecoming on the UMPI campus.

Team Score   UMPI RUNNER Time Place
Southern Maine 21   Kati Christoffel 28th 22:52
U. of New England 73   Kayla Legasse 38th 23:27
Gordon College 112   Carly Langley 48th 23:56
Husson 116   Emily Wright 89th 26:18
Endicott College 131   Sarah Taylor 120th 34:29
St. Joseph College 145        
UMaine-Farmington 220        
UMPI 223        
Unity 240        
Lyndon State 277        
Thomas College 318        
UMaine-Machias NS        
Eastern Maine CC NS