WATERFORD, Conn. –The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth women's cross country team placed 20th among the 25 colleges that competed Saturday afternoon at the Connecticut College Invitational. Junior Reme DiGiovanni (Southborough, Mass.) was the first Corsair to cross the finish line.
MIT won the meet with a team score of 62 points, with Tufts (67) and Keene State (108) rounding out the top three. MIT junior Maryann Gong (Livermore, Calif.) completed the swept for the Engineers when she was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 21 minutes, 31 seconds to capture the individual title.
DiGiovanni led the way for the Corsairs, finishing the race 59th overall with a time of 23 minutes, 34 seconds. She was followed by fellow junior Sophie Morawski (Whately, Mass.) who finished in 24 minutes, 41 seconds. 14 seconds later, freshman Kirstie Harnden (Fitchburg, Mass.) finished the 6,000 meter course. Senior Brittani Atkinson (Peabody, Mass.) finished about a minute after Harnden, who finished 109th overall with a final time of 25 minutes, 57 seconds.
Next time out for the Corsairs will be on October 31st when they travel to Keene State where they will compete in the Little East Conference Championship at 12pm.