Senior Michele Palmer (Plymouth, Mass.) finished fourth overall in the women’s race at the 2003 America East Cross Country Championships and led Vermont to a sixth place finish overall. The Vermont men’s squad finished eighth out of 10 teams. The University of New Hampshire swept the team titles, winning the women’s title with 42 points and the men’s crown with 40 points.
Stony Brook’s Jacquelin Nunez set a course record to win the women’s race in a time of 17:31. Palmer registered a mark of 5:51.1 and was the only Catamounts among the race’s top 10 finishers. Senior Tee Gingras (Barre, Vt.) placed 13th overall with a time of 5:57.5. Junior Lee Stanton (Fair Haven, Vt.) was Vermont’s top runner, as he has been all year. Stanton finished 31st overall, crossing the finish line in a time of 27:13. Jake Hollenback (Shelburne, Vt.) was 41st at 27:33 and Will Gochberg was 43rd at 27:38.
Next up for the Catamounts is the NCAA Regionals at Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts in two weeks.