BRONX, N.Y. – Senior Kim Povec (Holland-Patent, N.Y.), freshman Elizabeth Campbell (Colonia, N.J.) and sophomore Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Maine) placed 31st, 36th and 39th, respectively, to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s cross country team to a ninth-place finish at the 34-team NCAA Division I Northeast Regional Qualifier on Saturday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park.
      The Wildcats finished with 259 points, which trailed Providence College (36), Syracuse University (90), Boston College (95), Stony Brook University (118), Columbia University (140), Cornell University (189), Harvard University (226) and Boston University (228).

Povec finished in a time of 22 minutes, 29.8 seconds, while Campbell crossed the finish line at 22:32.8 and Jesseman completed the course in 22:33.2.

Junior Courtney Hamer (Andover, Mass.) was 75th in a time of 23:13.3, while sophomore Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) placed 78th in the 247-runner field in 23:17.8.

The top-two teams and top-four individuals at the race advance to the NCAA Championships on Nov. 24 at Indiana State University.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 22 at the ECAC Championships back at Van Cortlandt Park.

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