BOSTON, Mass. – A sixth-place finish at the NCAA East Regional marks a new program-best for the Southern New Hampshire University women’s cross country team. The team competed in the 6k race at Franklin Park in Boston on Sunday afternoon.
Freshman Laura O’Hanlon (Dedham, Mass.) was the first rookie in the competition to cross the finish line at 13th, and earned herself a spot on the USTFCAA All-Region team with a time of 23:13. Teammates Maddie Hayes (Newington, Conn.) and Stacey Wojcik (Wrentham, Mass.) were also named as All-Region selections. Hayes finished the course in 17th place, coming in just seconds after O’Hanlon at 23:17, and Wojcik came in at 23rd in a time of 23:31, a new 6k personal-record for the sophomore.
Abigail MacBeth (Cumberland, R.I.) was the fourth finisher for the Penmen with a time of 24:17 for 46th place, and Tesia Stanasek (Blackstone, Mass.) rounded out the top five coming in at 87th, with a time of 25:25.
Stonehill finished the race in first place overall, while four other Northeast-10 Schools placed in the top five. Bentley was second, while Merrimack, Saint Michael’s, and Adelphi finished third, fourth, and fifth, respectively.
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