Women's XC: UConn takes second place at New England Championships
Published: Sunday, October 13, 2013
Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013 23:10
The UConn women’s cross country team placed second out of 43 teams at the New England Championships in Boston on Saturday afternoon. New Hampshire won the race with 67 points.
Coach Amy Yoder Begley said, “I was really impressed with Saturday’s performance. It was a great learning experience for the girls because it was a big race with a lot of bodies. We got out to a fast start, ran well down the middle, and maintained our pace.”
UConn had two racers finish in the top 10. Emily Durgin finished in seventh place with a time of 17:29. Brigitte Mania finished right behind her, grabbing tenth place with a time of 17:45. Abby Mace rounded out UConn’s top three with a 19th place finish at 18:07.
“It was a good learning experience for regionals. They ran strong and finished well. Laura Williamson did a great job stepping up after Emily Howard after she fell and was unable to finish the race,” Begley said. “I hope the girls have the fire and desire to get better and improve. We are never satisfied with what we do. We are always striving to get better.”
UConn’s next race is this Saturday at the Wisconsin Adidas Invite in Madison, Wisc. The race is scheduled to start at noon.