Women’s Cross Country Holds at No. 9 in Northeast

DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's cross country team held strong at No. 9 in this week's Northeast Regional Poll that was released Monday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association.

UNH, which entered the season unranked and moved up from No. 10 to No. 9 last week, most recently finished first at a tri-meet on Sept. 23, edging out the University of Maine and Husson University in Orono, Maine. Freshman Marina Slavin (Durham, N.H.) placed third overall as she ran the 5-k course in 18:53, while Anne Twombly (Exeter, N.H.) and Chelsey Serrano (Manchester, N.H.) placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in times of 19:03 and 19:07. Freshman Meagan Boucher (Manchester, N.H.) finished sixth with a time of 19:18, while junior Erin Phillips (Belmont, N.H.) came in ninth as she ran the course in 19:30.

New Hampshire is ranked second highest of the four America East teams in this week's poll.

The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Sept. 30 when they take part in the Paul Short Invitational on the campus of Lehigh University.

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