Legasee Takes 2nd at UMPI Invite
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
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|
|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|