Cross Country: Adams Wins Bates Invitational
'CUMBERLAND, ME 09/16/06 - Keene State College All-American Jennifer Adams (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) raced to a victory at the Bates Invitational held in Cumberland, Me., on Saturday.The junior posted a winning time of 19:00 over the 5K course.
Freshman Rita Marcotte (Health, Mass.) was the Owls' second finisher. She placed ninth (20:18). Other top finishers included: Sophie Holly (Ledyard, Conn.) (15th/20:49), Sarah Miller (Walpole, N.H.) (18th/21:13), and Nicolle Siddall (Cheshire, Conn.) (20th/21:32).
KSC finished third with 61 points. MIT won the women's title with 25 points.
For the second straight week, sophomore Brock Welch (Merrimack, N.H.) was the top finisher for the Owl men's team. He placed second on the 8K course with a time of 27:16. Freshman Patrick Davis (Wethersfield, Conn.) placed 10th with a time of 27:47. Jason Garrity (Topsfield, Mass.), (13th/27:53), Jared Samuel (Londonderry, N.H.) (20th/28:29), and Casey Driscoll (Salem, Mass.) round out KSC's top finishers.
KSC finished fourth with 69 points. Jake Ruzevick finished first in the race (26:57) to lead MIT (32 points) to the team championship.
The Owls return to the trails on Sat., Sept. 30 when they host the KSC Invitational (11 a.m.).