BRUNSWICK, Maine – UMA cross country returned to Bowdoin College for their second invitational facing a competitive field of runners including YSCC conference competition at the Pickard Cross Country course.
The UMA women stepped up from racing the 5K to the 6K for the first time this season and handled the new distance in stride. On the men’s side, they were able to capitalize on having run the Bowdoin course earlier in the season and notched several personal bests.
Women’s Meet Highlights:
Carmen Bragg led the Moose finishing in a time of 29:00 followed closely by Shauna Riordan in a time of 29:06.
Emily Billings notched her first finish of the year running 33:01.
Caitlain LaFountain had an impressive showing moving up in distance with a 33:14.
Men’s Meet Highlights:
Sam Gerken led the Moose in 31:46 which was also good enough for a PR.
Dustin Simpson-Bragg had a huge day and a new PR of 32:41 besting his previous time on this course by 90 seconds.
Shev Williams-Hardy also bested his previous time on the Bowdoin course by running 33:58.
The Moose travel to St. Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine to run in the Running Monk Invitational on Saturday October 7th.