NEW ORLEANS, La. -- The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced Monday that the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team has moved up to eighth in the NCAA Division I cross country northeast regional rankings.
The Wildcats have a pair of second-place finishes – including this past weekend at the University of Maine – and a third-place finish this season.
The ‘Cats fell to Maine on Sept. 21 in Orono, Maine when they scored 29 points and the Black Bears tallied 26. Sophomore Emily Osgood (Wellsboro, Pa.) was UNH’s top finisher, grabbing second place with a time of 18 minutes, 53 seconds.
On Sept. 15, the Wildcats put up 90 points to place third in the 14-team Ted Owens Cross Country Meet that was hosted by Central Connecticut State University at Stanley Quarter Park.
UNH split its season-opening dual meet at its College Woods course, beating Providence College (50) and losing to Boston College (32). Senior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) raced to the top overall spot in a time of 17:07 –  11 seconds faster than the second-place finisher –  to help UNH record 47 points.
The Wildcats return to action Sept. 29 at the Murray Keatinge Invitational in Orono, Maine.
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