Lady Cats Run Fast In Maine Earning Strong Fifth

ORONO, Maine – Seniors Tee Gingras (Barre, Vt.) and Michele Palmer (Plymouth, Mass.) led the University of Vermont women’s cross country team to a fifth place finish at the prestigious Murray Keatinge Invitational hosted by the University of Maine. The Catamounts were just two points shy of being the top team from New England at the race, trailing New Hampshire 100 to 112. Stanford easily won the race, placing seven runners in the top 11 finishers. Gingras was the top Catamount, finishing the race 14th overall, and was the third runner from a New England school to cross the finish line. She ran the 5-kilometer course in a time of 18:04.20. Palmer placed 19th, posting a time of 18:21.70 overall. Sophomore Katy Jackson (Saco, Maine) led a group of six Catamounts who finished among the top 50 in the race. Jackson posted a time of 18:32.50, good for 21st overall. Alexandra Hill (Rome, N.Y.) was 27th (18:49.90) and Bridget Ferrin finished in 37th place (19:10.70). On the men’s side, Vermont finished 11th out of 11 teams with 328 points. Lee Stanton (Fair Haven, Vt.) and Jake Hollenbach (Shelburne, Vt.) were Vermont’s top runners. Stanton finished 74th with a time of 27:07.70, while Hollenbach was 76th at 27:09.10. MURRAY KEATINGE INVITATIONAL – Orono, Maine (University of Maine) Women: 1. Stanford, 15; 2. Florida, 89; 3. Oklahoma, 90; 4. New Hampshire 100; 5. Vermont, 112; 6. Maine, 136; 7. Holy Cross, 136; 8. Central Connecticut 244. UVM Runners: 14. Tee Gingras 18:04.20; 19. Michele Palmer 18:21.70; 21. Katy Jackson 18:32.50; 27. Alexandra Hill 18:49.90; 37. Bridget Ferrin 19:10.70; 41. Tessa Auwarter 19:22.10; 46. Jen Plourde 19:33.50; 49. Kerry White 19:39.00; 53. Bethany Brodeur 19:51.60; 54. Hazel Ryerson 19:53.70; 61. Heather Mitchell 20:17.70. Men: 1. Stanford 18; 2. Butler 66; 3. Indiana 78; 4. Oklahoma 119; 5. Florida 128; 6. Clemson 141; 7. New Hampshire 181; 9. Holy Cross 291; 10. Central Connecticut 326; 11. Vermont 328. UVM Runners: 75. Lee Stanton 27:07.70; 76. Jake Hollenbach 27:09.10; 91. Stephen Rizner 28:04.20; 92. Will Gochberg 28:06.70; 94. Mike Scott 28:25.40; 98. Sam Nelson 29:16.20; 102. Chris Young 29:32.40. -Athletic Communications