Cross Country: Depth runners deliver results

Cross Country performed admirably at the New England Championships (Charlotte Lao/The Daily Campus)

The UConn women’s cross country team finished 16th out of 28 teams at the 105th New England Cross Country Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts on Saturday afternoon.

The Huskies sat most of their top runners on Saturday, electing to give them some rest and stretch some runners that don’t get to take center stage often. Top runners, including freshmen Brianna O’Brien and Mia Nahom, as well as junior Haley Hasty, did not compete. Still, UConn was able to put in a performance capable of a top-20 finish.

Liz Lagoy paced the Huskies’ pack, finishing with a time of 19:27, which was 73rd best amongst all runners. Four spots behind Lagoy was classmate and teammate Lauren Scahill, who came in 77th place with a time of 19:30.

The last Husky to finish within the top 100 was freshman Alexandra Alsup who came in 80th place with a time of 19:33. Rounding out the top five for the Huskies were sophomores Talia Staiger, who finished in 104th crossing the line at 19:49, and Mackenzie Pias, who placed 112th with a final time of 19:55.

New Hampshire won the New England Cross Country Championships with an average time of 18:31 and a team score of 101. Following New Hampshire were Boston College, MIT and Vermont, respectively.

The women’s cross country team will be back in action Friday afternoon at Goddard Park in Warwick, Rhode Island to compete in the Rothenburg Run.


Kenny Beardsley is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at kenneth.beardsley_iii@uconn.edu.