Belfast, ME - Freshman Northern Vermont University-Lyndon women's cross country runner Zosia Prince (Sutton, VT) captured individual honors at today's North Atlantic Conference Championship meet, held at Troy Howard Middle School in Belfast, ME. Prince bested the field by completing the slick 5K course in 20:49.64. Prince is only the second Hornet woman to win the NAC meet, with the first being Lindsey Calkins (Danville, VT) in 2008.
As a team, the Hornets finished fourth in the eight team field. Rachel Valentine (Clarksdale, AZ) was the second Hornet to finish. She ran in a time of 24:41.78 to finish in 22nd place. Alesha Donovan (Northwood, NH), Isabelle Tuggle (Norwich, VT), and Sarah Levesque (North Smithfield, RI) rounded out Lyndon's scoring runners with times of 25:46.86, 26:22.37, and 27:45.16, finishing in 27th, 33rd, and 38th place respectively. The University of Maine at Farmington captured the NAC women's team championship.
Hornet assistant coach Hayden Bunnell remarked "The women's team overall did well today in rainy and slicked conditions and finished right where we expected them too. Zosia ran a well executed race, and we knew she would be capable in winning the race. She got out to the lead and made her move about halfway through the race and never looked back. This is the first time since 2008 that the Lyndon Women's Cross Country program, has had a NAC individual Champion."
The Hornets will compete at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championships on November 10th. The race will be hosted by Bowdoin College and begin at 11:00 am.