RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Allison Granata, New England College
(Sr. - Norwalk, Conn.)
Granata finished second overall out of 73 runners at the Keene State College Invitational Saturday. The senior finished the race in a time of 19:23 and was the top NAC finisher.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Kaylyn Crompton, Castleton
(Fr. - Barre, Vt.)
Crompton took second place out of 80 runners in the 6K Vermont State Meet held at St. Michael's College. The rookies time of 24:14 placed her first in the NAC, with the next conference runner placing in 28th. The freshman led the team to a fourth place finish out of seven teams.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton earned their third top-five finish of the season after taking fourth place in the 6K Vermont State meet. Freshman Kaylyn Crompton led all Castleton runners with a second place finish overall out of 80 runners. Elizabeth Bassette and Molly O'Callaghan were the next two runners to cross for Castleton with 12th and 14th place finishes, respectively.
Colby-Sawyer was the runner-up at Saturday's Keene State Invitational. The Chargers finished in second place out of seven with 45 points. The team placed three runners in the top eight led by Emily Lopez in fifth. Lauren Oligny and Kylee Parker placed seventh and eighth, respectively. Colby-Sawyer will return to the course this Saturday at Westfield State.
UMaine-Farmington ran at the Colby Invitational 3k race on Saturday. Hannah Emery finished in fourth as the top UMF runner, Gwen Baker finished in 10th and teammates Anna Dowling and Chloe Kenyon followed her in 11th and 12th respectfully. UMaine-Farmington will race next at the St. Joseph's Invitational on Saturday.
Green Mountain competed in the Vermont State Championships at Saint Michael's College on Friday afternoon. Five runners took part in the 6K course and finished seventh overall. Leading the charge for the Eagles was Grace Powers who made her first foray into the 6K races. The sophomore placed 35th overall in a time of 26:56. Green Mountain will be idle next week and race again the following Saturday at the Western New England Invitational with a start time of 10:30 a.m.
Husson competed in the non-scoring Colby Invitational this past Saturday and will be heading to Westfield, Mass. this coming to weekend for the James Earley Invitational.
Johnson State ran in the Vermont Intercollegiate Championship on Friday, finishing fifth. Emily McCarthy was first to cross the finish line for the Badgers coming in 33rd with a time of 26:47.3 in the 6k race. Johnson will compete in the St. Joseph's College Runnin' Monks meet on Saturday, October 8.
Lyndon finished sixth at the Vermont State Championship on Friday. Sierra Hargrave led the Hornets in a time of 26:36. Lyndon races again on October 15 at the Western New England University Invitational.
Maine Maritime competed at the Non-Team Scoring Colby Invitation on Saturday, led by Jessica Faltings. Maine Maritime returns to action on October 15 at the State of Maine Championships.
New England College competed at the Keene State College Invitational Saturday. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Allison Granata who finished second overall with a 5k time of 19:23 and Erica Notini who finished just a second behind in third place with a time of 19:24.
UMaine-Presque Isle was idle this past week. The Owls will compete at the Runnin' Monks Invitational at St. Joseph's this coming weekend.
Thomas competed in the Colby Invitational on Saturday morning which held three different coed events. The Terriers ran in the 3K event as Christine Wadsworth was the first finisher for the team in 29th place (14:16). Alyssa Maggi finished 35th (14:46), Evelyn Swan 40th (15:26), Tina Oms 44th (18:24), and Emily McDevitt 45th (18:24). The Terriers next event will be on Saturday, October 8, as they compete in the Saint Joseph's Runnin' Monks Invitational.