PSU Cross Country teams race at NCAA Regionals

PSU Cross Country teams race at NCAA Regionals

Martino, Uhlman top runners for Panthers

            WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Plymouth State University cross country teams wrapped up their season Saturday at the NCAA Division III Regional qualifying championships at Mt. Greylock High School, hosted by Williams College.

            The Panther men placed 46th out of 54 teams from the Northeast while the Panther women took 48th out of 57 schools. Colby College edged Amherst College and MIT for the men's title while MIT outran Middlebury and Williams for the women's team crown.

            Senior David Martino (Laconia, N.H.) and sophomore Sarah Uhlman (Ashland, N.H.) were the top Panther finishers, Martino coming in 195th place among the 373 men's runners and Uhlman crossing the finish line 205th out of the 387 women's competitors. Martino ran the men's 8K race in 28 minutes, 55 seconds, while Uhlman covered the 6K women's course in 25:53.

            The next four Panther men to finish all came in within a 90-second span. Sophomore Nat Smyth (Plymouth, N.H.) covered the course in 29:43, while sophomore Shawn Miller (Atkinson, N.H.) ran a 30:26, junior Tim Lindberg (Jericho, Vt.) a 30:37, and senior Evan Gaudette (Nashua, N.H.) a 31:09.

            The Panther women were also consistent, with the next four runners only a minute and 22 seconds apart. Freshman Rileigh Goulette (Saint Albans, Vt.) came across the line in 27 minutes, four seconds, with junior Krista Bouchard (Manchester, N.H.) a minute behind at 28:04, followed by junior Alyssa Delaporta (Mystic, Conn.) in 28:18, and sophomore Jen Carten (Etters, Pa.) in 28:26.

            Bouchard and Carten ran faster times than a week ago despite a tougher course, according to Panther first-year head coach John Ostler

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