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Prince's top ten finish paces Hornets at Vermont State Championship meet

Prince's top ten finish paces Hornets at Vermont State Championship meet

Lyndonville, VT - Northern Vermont University-Lyndon played host to the Vermont State Collegiate Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon.  NVU-Lyndon finished sixth in the eight-team field.  Middlebury College captured meet honors, while St. Michael's College finished as runner-up.

Freshman Zosia Prince (Sutton, VT) was Lyndon's top finisher, completing the 5K course in 23:42.2, good for eighth place overall.  Rachel Valentine (Clarksdale, AZ) finished in 28th place with a time of 28:44.4.  Alesha Donovan (northwood, NH), Isabelle Tuggle (Norwich, VT), and Sarah Levesque (North Smithfield, RI) were Lyndon's other scoring runners, finishing in 31st, 34th, and 35th place respectively.

St. Michael's Abigail French captured individual honors with a time of 21:32.3.  Kaylyn Crompton of Castleton University finished second in 22:28.6, while Abigail Nadler of Middlebury took third in 22:35.1.

Lyndon head coach Chris Ummer had this assessment of the Hornets' performance:  "The women struggled some today as many were coming oof illness and injury.  Zosia though had an exceptional day.  For her to finish in the top ten as a freshman in the Vermont State College Championship is saying something."

The Hornets return to competition in two weeks when they compete in the Western Nerw England University Invitational in Springfield, MA.  The women's race is scheduled for 10:30 am on October 13th.