Baltimore, Md.—The UMBC women's cross country team travels north to Orono, Maine to compete in the 2014 America East Cross Country Championships. The Retrievers are heading to the University of Maine to look to capture the crown after finishing in fifth last year.
2014 America East Cross Country Championships
Saturday, November 1, 2014 * Orono, Maine
Men's Race: 10:00 a.m. * Women's Race: 11:00 a.m.
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The Retrievers head into the championships having most recently raced at the Princeton Invitational on October 18. Sophomore Sophia Cologer (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) paced the Retrievers with a 12th place finish. Cologer crossed the tape in a time of 22:03.
Junior Katie Govatos (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis/Florida Southern) and Nicole Dawson (Jessup, Md./Hammond) were the next two Retrievers across the finish line. Govatos finished in 22:33 in 41st place, while Dawson finished in 78th with a time of 23:01.
UMBC finished in 11th as a team for the event.
LAST YEAR AT THE AMERICA EAST CHAMPIONSHIPS:
Cody Mezebish took 15th individually and the UMBC women's cross country team earned its best-ever finish at the America East Championships by placing fifth, Saturday morning at Binghamton University.
UMBC had never finished higher than seventh overall since joining the league back in 2003. New Hampshire captured the team title with 46 points with Stony Brook (63 pts.) and Vermont (77 pts.) following in second and third. Albany (82 pts.) and the Retrievers (155 pts.) followed with Hartford (161 pts.), UMass Lowell (193 pts.), Maine (194), and meet-host Binghamton (214 pts.) rounding out the standings.
Nicole Dawson (Jessup, Md./Hammond) was the next Retriever across the line, scoring once again for UMBC by finishing in 30th with a time of 19:12.34. Junior Sarah Daly (Lake Orion, Mich./Lake Orion) was just behind her teammate, crossing the line in a time of 19:17.57 in 33rd.
UMBC will head to NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, hosted by Penn State University. The meet will commence from State College, Pa. on November 14.