UNH WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY FINISHES 13TH AT PENN STATE NATIONALS
RESULTS

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.
– Senior Cathy Parker (Westford, Mass.) finished eighth overall, but it wasn’t enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team placed 13th in the 25-team field at the Penn State Nationals on Friday.
   
Racing against some of the top runners and schools in the country, including 17th-ranked Duke, No. 21 West Virginia and No. 30 Penn State, Parker finished the 6K course in a time of 21 minutes, 22 seconds, only nine seconds behind sixth-place finisher Bridget Franek of Penn State.
   
Junior Kim Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.) was the next finisher for the ‘Cats, finishing 67th in the 278-runner field. Povec finished in a time of 22:34.

Sophomore Laura LaPlant (Peterborough, N.H.) and freshman Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) were the next two UNH runners to cross the finish line at 74th and 77th, respectively. LaPlante clocked in at 22:46, with Jesseman right behind her at 22:47.
   
The Wildcats, who are ranked 12th in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association’s Division I Women's Cross Country Northeast Regional rankings, return to action Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Central Connecticut Mini Meet at Stanley Quarter Park.
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