BRUNSWICK, ME – The Owls Women's Cross Country team once again showed strong improvement, despite their tenth place finish at the Bowdoin Invitational.
After taking last weekend off, the team was faced with a different challenge this week, as the race was 6000 meters in length, instead of the customary 5K. Tabitha Taylor (SO, Ticonderoga, NY) set the pace for the Owls once again, coming across in 53rd with a time of 29:44.3. Teammate Chenoa Jackson (FR, Wilton, ME) crossed the line just seconds behind at 30:00.8. Sara Bell (JR, Unity, ME) was the third Owl to finish at 30:16.9. Elise Gudde (FR, Caribou, ME) and Kristen Westrack (SR, Calias, ME) rounded out the scoring for the team, with teammates Katrina McPherson (SR, Caribou, ME) and Shawna McDonough (SR, Alexander, ME) coming in just behind them.
Head Coach Chris Smith is pleased with the team's progress to this point. "All started with a fast pace and ran this 6K intelligently, especially with the extra kilometer factored in. Pushing from the 2 mile mark to the 3 mile mark set them all up for good finish times after hanging in for the last .75 mile. I'm very impressed with the efforts."
The Owls will race next at the Runnin' Monks Invitational at St. Joseph's College on October 3rd. The race will start at 11 AM.