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Falcons Excel MASCAC Women’s Cross Country Championships

Falcons Excel MASCAC Women’s Cross Country Championships

Kelly and Taylor lead Falcons to fifth place finish

Westfield, Mass. – The Fitchburg State University women's cross country team finished fifth overall 2017 Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) women's cross country championship this afternoon with a total of 113 points at Stanley Park.

The Basics

Score: Fifth Place, 113 Points

How It Happened

The Green and Gold were paced by junior Amy Kelly (Stoughton, Mass.), who finished 17th overall with a time of 20:34.60, while classmate Casey Taylor (Chelmsford, Mass.) followed in the 26th slot, turning in a time of 21:12.82 over the 5K course.

Newcomer Kambrynn Bowman (Norton, Mass.) was next, posting a time of 21:13.91, while senior Shawna Ryan (Hanson, Mass.) entered the chute with a time of 22:19.84.

Rounding out the top finishers for Fitchburg State were senior Nicole Gaffney (Paxton, Mass.) (22:22.03), junior Jennifer Desilvestre (Beverly, Mass.) (25:26.28) and freshman Danielle Neild (Auburn, N.H.) (25:42.52).

Inside the Numbers

Fitchburg State finished fourth overall at last year's MASCAC Women's Cross Country Championships with a total of 119 points

Worcester State claimed first place by amassing a total of 35 points

Senior Jess Cardin (Sutton, Mass.) claimed top honors, finishing first overall with a time of 18:19.40.

Worcester State women's cross country head coach Gary Jusseaume was named 2017 MASCAC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year.

Up Next

The Falcons will compete in the 2017 NCAA DIII New England Regional Championships, hosted by Southern Maine University on Saturday, November 11th, starting at 11 a.m.