RUNNER OF THE WEEK
Erica Notini, New England College
(Sr. - Hudson, N.H.)
Notini was the top NAC finisher at the James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State. The senior finished in 18th place out of 459 runners with a 6k time of 23:11.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Emily McCarthy, Johnson State
(Fr. - Farmington, Maine)
McCarthy finished fourth overall out of 55 racers and first among freshmen in the Runnin' Monks Invitational on Saturday. The rookie finished with a time of 22:02.6, leading the Badgers to a fourth place team finish.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton did not participate this week and will return to action next Saturday in the Western New England Invitational.
Colby-Sawyer turned in several personal bests at Saturday's 21st Annual James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State University at Stanley Park. Colby-Sawyer, competing without numerous runners, finished 26th out of 41 teams. Kylee Parker led the Chargers with a personal best in the 6k. She placed 40th out of 459 competitors in a time of 23:37.39. The Chargers will compete at Emmanuel next weekend.
UMaine-Farmington took second at the Saint Joesph's Runnin' Monk Invitational on Saturday. Junior Hannah Emery finished in third with a time of 21:53 in the 5k event. UMF will race at the Maine State Invitational at Saint Joesph's on Saturday.
Green Mountain was idle this week in preparation for heading to Williams for the Plansky Invitational this coming Saturday.
Husson competed in the biggest meet of the year so far, finishing 31st out of 41 teams at the 21st James Earley Invitational at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.
Johnson State competed in the St. Joseph's College Runnin' Monks Invitational, finishing fourth. Emily McCarthy finished fourth overall in the race and top among freshman with a time of 22:02.6. The Badgers will be idle until they host the NAC Championship on October 29.
Lyndon did not race this week. The Hornets race again on October 15 at the Western New England University Invitational.
Maine Maritime were idle and will return to action next week at the State of Maine Championships on Saturday at Pineland Farms hosted by Bates College.
New England College finished 32nd at the James Early Invitational hosted by Westfield State University on Saturday. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Erica Notini who finished 18th overall with a 6k time of 23:11, while teammate Allison Granata finished 28th overall clocking in at 23:24.
UMaine-Presque Isle runner Brianna Lesperance showed marked improvement in Saturday's Runnin' Monks meet hosted By St. Joseph's College in Standish. The relatively slow running and technical course was a real challenge for all harriers, and the Owls all ran strongly with their sights set on next week's state championship race. Lesperance clocked the 5K course in 24:36, good enough for 24 in the field of 55. Chenoa Jackson finished in 31 position spot at 25:13. Following were Brooke Varney of Turner, ME (47, 30:49), Brynn Staples (53, 38:03), and Elise Gudde (55, 51:11). Next week's state meet at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, hosted by Bates College, will be a true test as all buy division one U-Maine will attend.
Thomas competed in the Runnin' Monks Invitational on Saturday morning. The top finishers for the Terriers were Alyssa Maggi who finished 35th place at 26:36 and Evelyn Swan who finished right behind Maggi in 38th overall with a time of 27:20. The Terriers will compete in the Maine State Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 15.