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PSU Women’s Cross Country finishes runner-up at Emmanuel Invitational

PSU Women’s Cross Country finishes runner-up at Emmanuel Invitational

Panthers post top finish in program history

            BOSTON – The Plymouth State University women's cross country team posted its top finish in its four years as a varsity program Friday afternoon, finishing runner-up among 18 schools at the Emmanuel Saints Invitational held at Franklin Park.

            PSU finished with a team score of 96, behind team champion Norwich University (62) and ahead of third-place Colby-Sawyer College (112) and fourth-place Emerson (113). The Panthers moved up four spots from last year's sixth-place finish.

            Junior Rileigh Goulette (Saint Albans, Vt.) was the top Panther finisher, placing 13th among the 167 runners in the 5k race in 20 minutes, 58 seconds.

THE BASICS

Emmanuel Saint Invitational, Franklin Park, Boston, Mass. – Friday, Oct. 14, 2016

Plymouth State – team score of 96 (2nd place of 18 teams)

Top 5 teams:

Norwich 62, Plymouth State 96, Colby-Sawyer 112, Emerson 113, Emmanuel 126

RACE HIGHLIGHTS

* PSU's other scorers included sophomore Haley Dennis (Coventry, R.I.), 15th in 21:07; freshman Eve Bagley (Holliston, Mass.), 21st in 21:20; sophomore Lora Giguere (Tolland, Conn.), 26th in 21:25; and junior Sarah Uhlman (Ashland, N.H.), 38th in 21:56.

* This was the fourth time (out of five meets) the PSU women had a 1-5 spread under one minute.

* Panthers who posted a career-PR included freshman Carolynne Maki (Barre, Mass.) and senior Meaghan Doherty (Charlestown, Mass.)

* With the conference championships up next, PSU rested several of its top runners. 

NEXT RACE

PSU at Little East Conference Championships and New England Alliance Championships, at UMass Dartmouth, Saturday, Oct. 29.

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