WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Katie Sheehan (Scituate, Mass.) was seventh at the 2014 Little East Conference Championships this afternoon, earning a spot on the all-conference, first-team. The Corsairs placed fourth as a team.
Sheehan is making her third appearance on the All-Little East Conference, first-team after securing a spot as a sophomore and freshman. The top seven runners in the individual field receive a citation from the conference office.
Keene State College nearly registered a perfect score to capture the team championship with a meet-low 18 points, followed by the University of Southern Maine (60). Eastern Connecticut State University was third with 87 points, while UMass Dartmouth placed fourth with 102 points, 23 markers ahead of Rhode Island College.
Sheehan led the Corsairs across the finish line for the fifth time this season. The senior from Scituate, Mass. covered the 5-kilometer course in a time of 19 minutes, 54.95 seconds.
Sophomore Reme DiGiovanni (Southborough, Mass.) was the next member of the UMass Dartmouth team to cross the finish line. DiGiovanni was 21st overall with a time of 21 minutes, 20.06 seconds.
Senior Brittani Atkinson (Peabody, Mass.) edged classmate Renee Laurencelle (Tyngsboro, Mass.) for 34th place, clocking a time of 22 minutes, 7.60 seconds. Laurencelle was nearly three seconds off Atkinson's pace. Sophomore Jen Miranda (New Bedford, Mass.) completed the scoring for the Corsairs, finishing 40th.
Keene State College Samantha Goldsmith defended her individual title to become the 15th Owl to win the conference championship, posting a winning time of 18 minutes, 54.33 seconds.
UMass Dartmouth will return to action at noon on Nov. 8, when the Corsairs compete at the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championships in Westfield, Mass.