BELFAST, Maine –The Husson women's cross country team posted their best finish at the 2018 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Cross Country Championship on Sunday, October 28th since 2014, taking home second place. Husson finished just five points away from UMaine-Farmington capturing the title.
Leading the Eagles, Lindsey Joliat sprinted across the finish line in 21:19.41, fast enough to beat all other runners, besides Zosia Prince of NVU-Lyndon who won the NAC individual title with a time of 20:49.64. Joliat's speedy time helped her achieve individual runner-up which is the first time since 2014 the Eagles have seen a runner accomplish this feat.
The UMaine-Farmington Beavers claimed first place after scoring 41 points with three runners in the top 10. The 5k championship race included 58 total runners, representing eight schools.
The women's team runner-up was Husson after posting 46 points, while UMaine-Presque Isle was third with a score of 66 followed by NVU-Lyndon (104), Maine Maritime (106), SUNY Canton (152), and Thomas (184).
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Prince completed the 5K course 30 seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Lindey Joliat of Husson and Julia Labbe of UMaine-Farmington finished second and third respectively in 21:19.41 and 21:30.44, while Chloe Kenyon of UMF crossed the finish line fourth with a time of 21:32.88. UMaine Presque Isle's Valentine Gegiovanni placed fifth in 21:39.52, Julia Glisson of Husson was sixth in 21:40.17, while Isabelle Jackson of Husson and Gwen Baker of UMF, rounded out the top eight, with times of 21:52.59 and 21:53.64 respectively.
Three Eagles crossed the finish line in a flock within five seconds of each other with Renee Dostal at the head of the pack in 23:34.5 (15th), followed by Katherine Camire in 23:37.3 (16th), then Emily Banks in the rear for a time of 23:39.0 (17th).
The Eagles are scheduled to compete at the NCAA DIII Northeast Regional Championshiphosted by Bowdoin College on Saturday, November 10th.