Waterville, Maine - The University of Maine at Presque Isle's Valentine Degiovanni (Fr. Nice, France) took the top honors at the Thomas College Cross Country meet on Friday October 19th running the 5K in 20:24.2 time, 10 seconds ahead of the 2nd place finisher Lindsey Joliat of Husson University. Degiovanni continues to shine for the Owls Cross Country Team heading into the NAC Championships next weekend.
The Owls finished in 2nd place as a Team in the thre team event. Emmy Churchill (Jr. Washburn, ME) ran a strong race for the Owls placing 5th with a time of 21:55.7, while teammate Chenoa Jackson (Sr. Wilton, ME) finishing 14th with a time of 24:04.3. Rebecca Griffin (So. Hodgdon, ME) came in at 29:57.3, good for a 25th place finish and Jennifer Sanborn (Sr. Sangerville, ME) placed 27th with a time of 34;26.2
Team results: Husson University (23), UMPI (47), Thomas College (66).
Next up: UMPI will travel to Belfast, Maine on Sunday October 28th to run in the North Atlantic Conference Championships.