KEENE, N.H. – Senior Maggie Mann (Buzzards Bay, Mass.) continued to improve upon her own personal best time as the Regis College women's cross country team returned to competition at the Keene State Invitational Saturday at the Keene State College Cross Country Course.
Mann improved upon her own school record at the five-kilometer distance, finishing in 18th place overall out of 185 runners with a time of 19:01.2. Her time was seven seconds faster than the mark she posted in originally breaking the school record two weeks ago at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational.
Maddie Boucias (Buckland, Mass.) posted one of the best five-kilometer times in her collegiate career, completing the course in 19:48.1, less than eight seconds off her personal best, to finish in 42nd place. Erin Kelley (Stoneham, Mass.) did earn a personal best 5K time, finishing in 91st place with a time of 20:59.7.
Desiree Jones (Oceanside, Calif.) cut almost two full minutes off her previous best 5K time set two weeks ago, crossing the finish line in 106th place with a time of 21:24.7. Lizzy Melvin (Southington, Conn.) also posted a significant improvement, ending up in 114th place with a time of 21:44.2.
As a team, the Pride finished in 12th place with 322 points. With four runners in the top 10, Williams College cruised to the team title, while Lauren Perkowski of Keene State took the individual title with a time of 18:06.1.
Regis will head to Standish, Maine, for the Runnin' Monks Invitational next Saturday, Oct. 12, hosted by Saint Joseph's College over the same course where the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships will take place Nov. 2.