Gorham, ME - The Lyndon State College women's cross country team took 52nd place out of 56 full teams at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships hosted today by the University of Southern Maine and held at the Gorham Country Club. The Hornets were led by senior standout Sierra Hargrave (St. Johnsbury, VT) with a 205th individual place (393 competitors) in a time of 24:44 over the 6K course. Hargrave was followed by freshman Ashley Darrell (Concord, VT) in a time of 26:59 and junior Alesha Donovan (Northwood, NH) in a time of 27:00. Freshman Rachel Valentine (Clarksdale, AZ) covered the course in 28:44 while senior Elizabeth Start (Randolph, VT) ran to a 6K Personal Record of 29:15. Massachusetts Institute of Technology won the regional championship by placing five runners in the top 20.
"Another solid performance for this team" stated Hornet Coach Chris Ummer. "This team continues to improve. Three of the women improved their 6K PR's (Hargrave, Donovan, and Start), which is always a good sign. Hargrave's time of 24:44 was the second fastest in Lyndon history (Lyndsay Beattie - 22:39) and Donovan took over 2 minutes of her previous 6K time. It's nice to see seniors go out with their best performance. Both Sierra and Libby did that today."