FARMINGTON, Maine – The University of Maine at Farmington men’s and women’s cross country teams claimed their respective North Atlantic Conference titles under rainy skies on Saturday at Mt. Blue High School.
On the men’s side, the Beavers – winners of the conference championships from 2003-05 - accumulated 23 points to hold off Castleton State College (43) and the Maine Maritime Academy (64). Farmington’s Tim Millett toured the 8,000-meter course in 28:21.26 to win individual honors with teammates Kel Cenga (28:35.46) and Peter Delano(28:35.72) following close behind. Lesley’s Frances Cusick (29:18.87) and Castleton’s Jeffrey Paul (29:21.07) finished fourth and fifth, respectively.
On the women’s side, the Beavers –winners of the NAC title in 2004 and 2005 -- scored 27 points to get by Castleton (41), Lesley (70), Johnson State College (100) and Bay Path (140). Farmington’s Emily Farley raced to her second straight NAC individual title with a time of 21:03.15. The Beavers also claimed second and third with Amanda Gunter (21:13.83) and Lyn Plog (21:49.21) following Farley. Castleton’s Justine Campbell (21:58.84) and Katie Snyder (22:25.92) rounded out the top five.
October 25, 2007
NAC Runners to compete for League Championship at Maine-Farmington
The University of Maine-Farmington will host the North Atlantic Conference Cross Country Championships Saturday, October 27. The women will compete at 11:00 am followed by the men at noon. The event was originally scheduled to be at the Maine Maritime Academy but weather damage to the course in Castine, Maine forced the change in venue.
The wooded, spectator friendly course will be challenging for runners; hilly at times with two clearings where fans can track the race progress. The course, 70% grass and 30% dirt, is located 2 miles from the Maine-Farmington campus on private property and adjacent to Mt. Blue High School in Farmington.
At the 2006 meet, Castleton won both the men's and women's team titles after UMF had walked away with both the men's and women's championships in the two previous years. Competing in the 2007 will be men’s and women’s teams from Castleton, Elms, Johnson State, Lesley, Maine-Farmington, Maine Maritime and the women from Bay Path.
Complete race results and team standings will be posted following the race at www.nacathletics.com.
Oct 12, 2007
NAC XC Championship Venue Changed
Due to weather damage at their cross country course in Castine, Maine, the NAC Cross Country Championships scheduled to be hosted by the Maine Maritime Academy will be held at the University of Maine-Farmington on Saturday, October 27, 2007.