BUFFALO, N.Y. – The University of Connecticut women’s cross country team turned in a top-20 finish at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship meet on Friday morning. The Huskies finished 16th in a field of 37 teams in the 6k run at the University of Buffalo, in Buffalo, N.Y.
"This isn't the finish we wanted, today just wasn't our day," said Head Coach J.J. Clark. "We had some bright spots with Mia Nahom placing 19th, just four spots from making the All-Region Team, and Courtney Akerley taking 37th is an improvement from her 68th place finish last season."
Freshman Mia Nahom was the first Husky to cross the finish line, taking 29th place (22:33.3) in a field of 251 runners.
Junior Courtney Akerley also finished in the top-50, as her time of 22:40.1 earned her a 38th place finish. Sophomore Danielle Jordan and junior Haley Hasty were the next two Huskies to finish the course, turning in 23:31.0 and 23:41.2 times, respectively.
"We had a good year and won the conference championship for the first timne in school history. We will work hard and have great performances in the future."
New Hampshire’s Elinor Purrier won the individual title with a 21:20.8 performance, while Providence won the team title, placing four of its five runners in the top-20.
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