Women's Cross Country: Huskies place 35th at Wisconsin Adidas Invite
Published: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 20, 2013 23:10
The UConn’s women cross country team competed in the 5th annual Wisconsin Adidas Invitational on Saturday. Arizona grabbed first place in the Invite with 117 points. UConn placed 35th out of the 37 competing teams.
Brigitte Mania stepped up for Connecticut when she crossed the finish line with a time of 21:03. Emily Durgin finished closely behind Mania with a time of 21:23. The last member of UConn’s top three to finish was Abby Mace, who clocked in at 21:46.
UConn is a young team consisting of many sophomores.
Coach Amy Yoder Begley said, “I thought the team showed its young age during the race. Brigitte is one of the only runners that has had the experience of running a 6k. She ran exactly like she was supposed to do. She had a strong start, she had a great finish, and was incredibly strong during the race.”
The Huskies will not race this Friday at the CCSU Mini Meet in New Britain, Conn. Instead they will be preparing for the American Athletic Conference league championships on Nov. 2.