NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Seniors Tee Gingras (Barre, Vt.) and Michele Palmer (Plymouth, Mass.) led the University of Vermont women’s cross country team to a third place finish at the Central Connecticut StateUniversity Invitational in New Britain, Connecticut this afternoon. Gingras was the top Catamount, finishing the race 10th overall with a time of 18:50.1. Palmer finished in 11th place, covering the coursein a time of 18:51.8. Teammates Bridget Ferrin (East St. Johnsbury, Vt.) and Katy Jackson (Saco, Maine) also finished among the top 20runners. Ferrin was 16th overall with a time of 19:05.4, whileJackson posted a time of 19:16.9 to cross the line in 19th place. The Catamounts finished with 94 points behind New Hampshire (36 points) and Connecticut (41 points). On the men’s side, Vermont finished eighth with 180 points. Lee Stanton (Fair Haven, Vt.) was Vermont’s top finisher for the second straight race. He crossed the finish line in a time of 28:43.6 good for 27th overall.