Colby-Sawyer Earns the 2014 NAC Women's Cross Country Championship

Colby-Sawyer College (pictured right) claimed the 2014 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Cross Country Championship at Castleton State College on Sunday afternoon.

The Chargers earned first place after scoring 38 points with four runners in the top ten. The 5k championship race included 87 total runners, representing 10 schools.

New England College sophomore Abby Shafer took first, as she completed the championship race in 19:48, 40 seconds faster than the next student-athlete. Husson sophomore Chrissy Larrabee took second (20:28), while Eagle teammate Alecia Palmer placed third with a time of 20:41.

Colby-Sawyer sophomore Emily Lopez finished in 21 minutes flat for fourth, Thomas sophomore Amanda Cotter placed fifth with a time of 21:09, and Colby-Sawyer sophomore Kylee Parker crossed the line one second after Cotter (21:10).

Rounding out the top-10 NAC Championship Runners were Colby-Sawyer freshman Lauren Oligny (21:14), New England College sophomore Erica Notini (21:33), Colby-Sawyer sophomore Erica Pantaleo (21:40), and Husson junior Kateri Jeffery (21:48).

For the full results, please click HERE.

Husson (pictured left) was the runner-up with 46 points, UMaine-Farmington recorded 94 points to come in third, New England College was a close fourth with 96 points, while Castleton rounded out the top five with 137 points. Lyndon took sixth (186), while Thomas placed seventh (187), Johnson State took eighth (203), and Maine Maritime placed ninth (243). Green Mountain competed in the race, but did not place as a team.