Fleet Feet Propel Ladies to Win X-C Meet

AMHERST, Mass. – Seniors Michele Palmer (Plymouth, Mass.) and Tee Gingras (Barre, Vt.) finished 1-2 as the University of Vermont women’s cross country team swept Maine and Massachusetts Saturday in a three-team meet hosted by Massachusetts. The Catamount women finished with 29 points, while Maine was second with 38 and Massachusetts finished third with 53. Palmer ran the course in 17:35, finishing 14 seconds ahead of Gingras. Sophomore Katy Jackson (Sacco, Maine) was fifth in 18:10, while Bridget Ferrin (East St. Johnsbury, Vt.) was eighth (18:42) and Alexandra Hill (Rome, N.Y.) placed 13th in 19:05. The UVM men finished third with 89 points. Maine won the men’s race with 27, sneaking past Massachusetts, which finished with 28. Lee Stanton (Fair Haven, Vt.) was Vermont’s top finisher, crossing the line in 15th place with a time of 24:24. The two teams will compete at Central Connecticut next weekend.MASSACHUSETTS INVITATIONALWomen: 1. Vermont 29, 2. Maine 38, 3. Massachusetts 53. UVM Runners: 1. Michele Palmer (17:35); 2. Tee Gingras (17:49); 5. Katy Jackson (18:10); 8. Bridget Ferrin (18:42); 13. Alexandra Hill (19:05); 16. Tessa Auwarter (19:22); 17. Bethany Brodeur (19:26); 18. Kerry White (19:29); 20. Jennifer Plourde (19:43); 22. Hazel Ryerson (19:48); 26. Caitlin Scholl (21:11); 27. Julie Smith (22:29); 28. Emily Wolf (23:34). Men: 1. Maine 27, 2. Massachusetts 28, 3. Vermont 89. UVM Runners: 15. Lee Stanton (24:24); 19. Jake Hollenbach (25:03); 20. Erik Kocho (25:13); 21. Will Gochberg (26:09); 22. Stephen Rizner (26:17); 23. Sam Nelson (26:20); 24. Chris Young (27:10).-Athletic Communications