DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior Ian Barber (Westhampton, Mass.) led the Lesley University men's cross country team at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational today on the Corsair's campus. Barber averaged a 5:27 mile and posted a complete time of 27:16 in the season's first 8k race.
The rest of the Lynx all had strong days as they all recorded personal-best times. Sophomore Robbie Fisher (Boston, Mass.) followed Barber with a time of 31:22 while junior Leo Saporta (Newton, Mass.) finished third for Lesley when he crossed at 34:05.
A trio of freshman all shaved more than a full minute of their time from the Roger Williams Invite on September 5th to pace the Lynx on the women's side. Kelly Lynch (Topsham, Maine) was the first Lesley finisher with a time of 21:06. Fellow rookies Nicole Footer (Lewiston, Maine) and Kimberly Arlen (Manchester, N.H.) followed closely behind with times of 22:11 and 22:21, respectively.
Senior Emilia McGrath (Bowdoin, Maine) crossed the line at 22:41 for the Lynx while junior Abbey Coppinger (Moultonborough, N.H.), who shaved 24-seconds off her time from Roger Williams, came in at 23:12.
Sophomore Sarah Campisi (Saco, Maine) cut off 1:09 from her time at RWU when she crossed at 24:11 while junior Sydney Altschuler (Durham, Conn.) shaved an incredible 2:11 off her previous time as she finished with a time of 24:57. Senior Rachel Asam (Coeymans Hollow, N.Y.), competing in her first race of the season, finished the day for the Lynx with a time of 26:30.
Lesley will return to action next Saturday, September 26th when they travel to Chicopee, Mass. to compete in the Elms Invitational.