Legasee Takes 2nd at UMPI Invite

Legasee Takes 2nd at UMPI Invite

Meet Information

Date of Meet:              September 15, 2012

Name of Meet:            U-Maine at Presque Isle Invitational

Host:                           U-Maine at Presque Isle

Course description:     Rolling and soft – no ground reaction force resulting in significantly

slower times as compared to firm surfaces.

Course distance:          5000m

Conditions:                 Cool, overcast, with some driving rain mid race


General Comments:

As for the women this was a great meet to gain valuable experience, especially for Kayla Legasse (Presque Isle, ME) and Nicole Green (Caribou, ME).  A relatively inexperienced runner over all, Legasse doubled her cross country experience with last week's UNE race being her first race on trails.  Green completed this, her first cross country meet, and although a very experienced road racer she feels she has discovered a "respect" for this type of running.  Legasse's 22:00 placed her second overall to Unity's Courtney Dotterweich (20:43) and first for the Owls.  Green finished in the 4th spot at 22:50.  Clifton Park, NY senior Kati Christoffel and Carly Langley (Truro, NS) were third (22:10) and fifth, respectively, resulting in a closely packet first four.  Emily Wright (Mapleton, ME) came in at 24:42 and seventh place, 1:36 better than the race the previous week at UNE. 


Coach Chris Smith's comments:

"Our women are a tight group, both in ability and team chemistry.  Such a group will make for quality training situations as we build toward the USCAA national meet in November.  Legasse is a true diamond in the rough and Green simply needs experience on trails and her extensive road experience will come through.  Langley, Christoffel, and Wright will certainly develop with them and make close pack times tough for our competition to deal with."


Next week:  At Unity College.


University of Maine at Presque Isle Invitational - September 15, 2012
Women's 5000 Meters
Place Team Bib Name Institution Time
1 1 15 Courtney Dotterweich Unity College 20:43
2 2 25 Kayla Legasse U-Maine at Presque Isle 22:00
3 3 22 Kati Christoffel U-Maine at Presque Isle 22:10
4 4 24 Nicole Green U-Maine at Presque Isle 22:50
5 5 21 Carly Langley U-Maine at Presque Isle 22:56
6 6 17 Brooke Winter-Potter Unity College 23:12
7 7 23 Emily Wright U-Maine at Presque Isle 24:42
8 8 16 Leeann Reid Unity College 25:04
9 9 20 Rebecca Finn Unity College 26:04
10 10 19 Ashley Lockhart Unity College 36:38
11 11 18 Beth Decker Unity College 38:12
  Team Scoring: UMPI:  2, 3, 4, 5, 7 21  
      Unity:  1, 6, 8, 9, 10 34