CHICOPEE, Mass. – The Lesley University women's cross country team traveled to Chicopee, Mass. to compete in the annual Elms College Invitational. The Lynx fared well on the tough, hilly course and ran to a second place overall finish.
Sophomore Kelly Lynch (Topsham, Maine) paced the Lynx as she cruised to a time of 26:08. Rookies Nicole Footer (Lewiston, Maine) and Kimberly Arlen (Manchester, N.H.) followed Lynch as 27:30 and 27:37, respectively, before sophomore Karina Buruca (Cambridge, Mass.) crossed at 28:21.
Junior Abbey Coppinger (Moultonborough, N.H.) shaved 1:59 off her pace from the 2014 Elms Invite as she crossed at 28:44 while classmate Sydney Altschuler (Durham, Conn.) beat her 2014 finish by 12-seconds when she finished at 30:23.
and Sarah Campisi (Saco, Maine) finished things up for the Lynx with respective times of 32:31 and 33:54.
On the men's side, senior Ian Barber (Westhampton, Mass.) posted a top-five finish for the second straight year at the event with a time of 27:58. His time was 32-seconds faster than his finish on the 8k course from a year ago.
Lynx junior Robbie Fisher (Boston, Mass.) followed Barber with a time of 34:28, coming in just ahead of sophomore Leo Saporta (Newtown, Mass.) who crossed the line at 34:51.
Rookie Gaelon Kolczynski (Yarmouth, Maine) finished at 36:36 while senior Kolin Perry (Reno, Nev.) followed closely at 36:40 for the Lynx.
The Lynx will return to action on Saturday, October 10th when they travel to Westfield, Mass. for the annual James Early Invitational.
The men's and women's cross country teams were joined by a furry friend following the Elms Invite.