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Hornet women's cross country focused on individual performance at NAC Championship

Hornet women's cross country focused on individual performance at NAC Championship

Lyndonville, VT - The Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's cross country team is hoping to get healthy and reach individual milestones while seeking the program's first North Atlantic Conference Championship on Sunday.  The Hornets finished fifth in the 2017 meet and are looking to improve on that finish.

Freshman standout Zosia Prince (Sutton, VT) has been Lyndon's top runner all season.  Prince has one NAC Runner of the Week and three NAC Rookie of the Week selections to her name.  Sophomore Rachel Valentine (Clarksdale, AZ) has also come on strong for the Hornets and enters the NAC meet coming off of a first place finish in last week's dual meet at NVU-Johnson.

Veteran head coach Chris Ummer is in his 26th season.  Ummer hopes his runners can overcome some nagging injury and illness.. "Still not completely healthy, the women will focus on individual accomplishments.  Zosia will have her sights set on not only rookie of the year, but the title."

The Hornets have been picked to finish fourth in the NAC 2018 pre-meet coaches poll.  Husson University was picked to take conference honors, followed by the University of Maine at Farmington.  The predicted order of finish is:

  1. Maine Maritime Academy
  2. University of Maine at Farmington
  3. University of Maine at Presque Isle
  4. Northern Vermont University-Lyndon
  5. Maine Maritime Academy
  6. SUNY Canton
  7. Thomas College
  8. Northenr Vermont University-Johnson

For a complete preview of the 2018 NAC Women's Cross Country Championships click HERE.

The NAC women's championship race will be held on Sunday at the Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, ME.  Race time is set for 11:00 am.