Hayes' Personal-Best Leads Women's Cross Country at NE-10 Championship
WESTFIELD, Mass.—Madeline Hayes (Newington, Conn.) clocked a person-best of 19:24.72 to lead the Southern New Hampshire University women’s cross country team to a 13th place finish at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at Stanley Park on the campus of Westfield State University on Sunday morning. The Penmen posted an average time of 21:33.64 in the five-kilometer race.
Hayes’ time was good for an overall finish of 50th out of 167 Northeast-10 racers. Melissa Statcom (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Kelsey Parker (Tewksbury, Mass.) rounded out the top-three for the Penmen with times of 20:35.62 and 20:44.33, respectively.
Jacquelyn Dussault (Manchester, N.H.) clocked in at 22:12.41, followed by Laura DiPietro (Auburn, N.H.) at 24:51.12 and Sarah Kennedy (Appleton, Maine) at 25:30.19.
Southern New Hampshire returns to action on Sunday, November 6 when it competes at the NCAA East Regional at Franklin Park in Boston. Race time is slated for 2:30 p.m.