Bouchard, Footer Lead Women's Cross Country at NCAA Regionals

Bouchard, Footer Lead Women's Cross Country at NCAA Regionals

WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Lesley University wrapped up their fall season with a bang as senior Amy Bouchard (Goffstown, N.H.) and sophomore Nicole Footer (Lewiston, Maine) finished with the 5th and 6th best times in program history this afternoon at the NCAA Division III New England Regionals, hosted by Westfield State University at Stanley Park.

Bouchard led the charge for the Lynx and covered the 6k course in 25:06 while Footer followed closely behind at 25:20. The duo paced five Lesley runners who set new personal-records today.

Senior Hannah Levensailor (Ayer, Mass.) was part of the brigade that set a new personal-best time of 26:27 while classmate Sydney Altschuler (Durham, Conn.) also set a PR when she crossed at 26:45.

Junior Alex Dimauro (Woburn, Mass.) posted a time of 26:50 and freshman Kayla Ranere (Danbury, Conn.) topped her personal-best mark, crossing the finish at 30:06. Senior Abbey Coppinger (Moultonborough, N.H.) capped Lesley's efforts with a time of 30:18.

On the men's side, senior Tyler Burns (Newton, Pa.) led Lesley's runners with a time of 31:19 while sophomore Mike Fleming (Southwick, Mass.) followed closely behind at 32:45. Freshman Matthew Mori (Natick, Mass.) finished at 33:49.

Fellow freshmen Matt Arsenault (York, Maine) and Ethan Merians (Larchmont, N.Y.) each turned in personal-best times of 36:15 and 41:39, respectively.