PAWTUCKET, R.I. – The Keene State Owls' women's cross country team won the Little East Conference Championship for the 17th consecutive season on the campus of UMass Dartmouth with their best five runners finishing inside the top-13 with a total time of 1:35:16.93 (19:03.39 average).
Senior Lindsay Szuch from Keene State took home the individual championship, winning the 5K race with a time of 18:02.74, averaging 5:48.5 per mile. Szuch's time places her fourth all-time in LEC history. Keene State alum Mary Proulx holds the current record with 17:27, which she set in 2001.
The top-10 finishers earned All-LEC honors with the Owls receiving four of the top-10 All-LEC honors. Joining Szuch with All-LEC status are Rachel Klaski with a sixth place finish (19:07.30), Katelyn Terry finished seventh (19:12.96) and Alyssa Lombardi finished eighth with a time of 19:14.81.
Southern Maine's seniors Jasmine Boyle and Hannah Damron finished second and third respectively, earning All-LEC honors. Boyle finished with a final time of 18:34.40 and Damron finished with a time of 18:38.08.
Senior Reme DiGiovanni was the top finisher for UMass Dartmouth, finishing fourth with a time of 18:49.07. Eastern Connecticut State's sophomore Samantha McKosky finished fifth with a time of 19:04.27. Fellow Warriors runner, senior Mariah McPhee joined McKosky inside the top-10, finishing with a final time of 19:26.05.
UMass Boston's Patriciah Mulinge placed ninth and outpaced all other freshman runners. Mulinge finished with a final time of 19:24.89 for All-LEC championship status.
LEC Women's Cross Country Championship Standings
- Keene State 1:35:16.93 19:03.39
- Southern Maine 1:36:41.11 19:20.23
- Eastern Connecticut 1:38:10.62 19:38.13
- Plymouth State 1:40:05.51 20:01.11
- UMass Dartmouth 1:41:12.83 20:14.57
- Rhode Island College 1:45:06.34 21:01.27
- UMass Boston 1:51:29.53 22:17.91