Legassie earns USCAA Player of the Week

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine (10/25/12) -- University of Maine- Presque Isle runner Kayla Legassie earns this weeks USCAA Player of the Week.

Legasse placed 1st in the Mariner Invitational 5K, hosted by Maine Maritime Academy, with a time of 19:51. Legasse also helped lead her team with the sweep of the top five spots at the MMA Invitational.  

"Kayla Legassie ran a season's best considering the shorter but more difficult course compared to last week's very fast surface at the Maine State Championships," said Owls' coach Chris Smith, "Her 19:51 was run essentially as a time trial with teammate Kati Christoffel 59 seconds back at the finish (20:50)."

Legassie is the third UMPI Athlete (Thomas Grylka - Men's X-C; Reynold Brown - Golf) to be aknowledged for this award. She will look to improve daily as the Owls' will next compete on Sat, Oct 27th at Unity College.