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PSU Women’s Cross Country places sixth at Little East Championships

PSU Women’s Cross Country places sixth at Little East Championships

Uhlman paces Panthers with 24th place; Goulette and Delaporta also strong

            WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Sophomore Sarah Uhlman (Ashland, N.H.) was the top Plymouth State University finisher Saturday as the Panthers placed sixth at the Little East Conference women's cross country championships held at Mount Greylock High School.

            Uhlman covered the 5K women's course in 21 minutes, 28 seconds to place 24th overall (18th in team scoring) among the 80 Little East runners. Freshman Rileigh Goulette (Saint Albans, Vt.) was the next Panther finisher across the line, placing 41st overall (31st in team scoring) in 22:41, and junior Alyssa Delaporta (Mystic, Conn.) was 10 places behind, finishing 51st overall (36th in team scoring) in 23:49.

            Rounding out the top five runners for PSU was sophomore Jen Carten (Etters, Pa.) in 56th overall (38th in team scoring), crossing the line in 24:18, and junior Krista Bouchard (Manchester, N.H.) in 62nd overall (41st in team scoring), running a 24:46.

            Keene State had seven of the top nine runners to capture the team title with 18 points, with the University of Southern Maine (60) finishing runner-up and Eastern Connecticut State University (87) third. The rest of the field included UMass Dartmouth (102), Rhode Island College (125), Plymouth State (164) and UMass Boston (196).

            In the New England Alliance Championship, run concurrently with LEC race, Plymouth State finished 11th among the 15 schools competing.  Keene State won the team championship with 22 points followed by Westfield State University with 70 and USM with 108; PSU was 11th with 322. Uhlman placed 40th among the 177 women's runners while Goulette was 75th and Delaporta finished 101st.

            The Panthers will compete again next Saturday at the ECAC Division III Championships in Westfield, Mass.

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