October 1, 2013

KAYLA LAGASSIE NAMED USCAA NATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY RUNNER OF THE WEEK

NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia – University of Maine-Presque Isle senior Kayla Legassie (Presque Isle, ME.) has been named the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) Women's Cross Country Runner of the Week for the period ending September 29th, 2013.

Legassie finished the Bowdoin College 6K Invitational in a time of 24 minutes and 55 seconds.  It was her first race at the 6k distance this season.  The 2012 USCAA All-American sprinted out to a  6:17 first mile and averaged a 6:40 mile pace for the race.

 About the USCAA:

"The USCAA is a national organization that exists to provide quality athletic competition on a regional and national level. The USCAA focuses specifically on smaller institutions of higher learning and their student-athletes. The association believes that all athletes and programs deserve the same national opportunities as larger institutions. We are an organization that can provide those opportunities."

 USCAA website: theuscaa.com