Women's cross country finishes second at UMass Invite
Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013 23:09
The UConn Women’s Cross Country team placed second at the UMass Invite this Saturday with 55 points.
Boston College took first place with 21 points. UConn was led by Emily Durgin, who grabbed third place overall, with a personal best time of 17:20.10 in the 5K.
UConn’s Coach Begley said, “Emily has been amazing this year. She has had a nice turnaround. All the hard work over the summer is paying off.”
Durgin was not the only runner to finish with a personal record. All six UConn racers had personal best finishes. Coach Begley was pleased with her team’s performance, saying, “I was really excited with all of the PR’s, it shows great improvement and potential. I expect them to keep gaining strength, speed, and confidence throughout the season. I couldn't be happier with how this young squad competed."
UConn’s average finish time was 17:55.46.
UConn’s Brigitte Mania followed her teammate Durgin, placing sixth with a time of 17:43.09. Abby Mace and Laura Williamson grabbed 10th and 13th place overall, crossing the line at 17:53.63 and 17:58.37, respectively. Mace and Williamson’s times helped put four Huskies in the top-15.
The last two runners, Emily Howard and Katherine Vodopia, finished the race in 26th and 28th place, respectively. Howard crossed the finish line at 18:42.09, and Vodopia wrapped up with a time of 18:50.80.
UConn’s third race is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at the Ted Owen’s Invite in New Britain, Conn.