Clark Claims 28th Place at 46th Annual UMass-Darmouth Invitational

Clark Claims 28th Place at 46th Annual UMass-Darmouth Invitational

Dartmouth, Mass.--The Clark University women's cross country team placed 28th out of 45 teams that competed in the 46th Annual UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon on the campus of UMass-Dartmouth at the Robert Dowd Course. The women ran in the Varsity 5K Run.

Leading the way for Clark was senior Yana Zubarev (Neeham, Mass.) who finished in 86th place in a time of 20:16.74. Senior Nicolina Braccio (Nashua, N.H.) finished next for Clark in a time of 20:50.48.

Senior Emily Bryson's winning time of 17:54.59 propelled Brandeis to the team title, as the Judges topped runner-up Trinity and third place Merrimack in the event.

Bryson bested WPI junior Sydney Packard (18:14.66) by nearly 20 seconds over the 5K layout for the top individual honor, as Brandeis also received a fourth place finish from freshman Jac Guerra (18:21.36) in recording 55 points.  Merrimack junior Katherine Ferrara posted a third place time of 18:19.44, while American International senior Ivy Chepyegon was fifth in a time of 18:24.28.

Trinity junior Samantha Feenstra recorded a sixth place time of 18:28.44, while the Suffolk junior tandem of Emily Manfra and Emma Weisse followed at 18:28.75 and 18:29.78.  Keene State junior Lauren Perkowski and Merrimack sophomore Kate Fisher rounded out the top 10 with respective times of 18:46.49 and 18:48.54.

Trinity (105) bested Merrimack by two points for second place in the final team standings, while WPI (127) and Wellesley (225) rounded out the top five.

The Cougars will compete at the Keene State Invitational on Saturday, September 29th at 11:30 a.m.