Tufts Sweeps Inaugural Maine Cross-Country Invitational at Bowdoin

Tufts Sweeps Inaugural Maine Cross-Country Invitational at Bowdoin

BRUNSWICK, Maine - The Tufts University cross-country teams swept the inaugural Maine Invitational hosted Saturday at Bowdoin College's Pickard Field Trails.

The Tufts women claimed the top spot thanks to four runners in the top-14 finishers in the seven-team field, scoring 49 points to defeat second-place Colby (57) and Keene State (60). The host Polar Bears were fourth (72) followed by Bates (115), Trinity (184) and Mount Holyoke.

The Jumbos handily took the men's race with four of the top nine, led by a first-place showing from Matt Rand in 25:05.99. Tufts scored 35 points to finish ahead of Bates (56) and Bowdoin (60). Keene State (109), Southern Maine (121), Trinity (173) and Colby (190) completed the seven-team field.

Paige Mills of Keene State took individual honors on the women's side, winning the 6K race in a time of 21:45.29, followed by Eva Lauer of Colby (22:11.51), Anya Price of Tufts (22:13.54) and Berol Dewdney of Colby (22:16.72). Bowdoin's Olivia MacKenzie rounded out the top five with a time of 22:23.90.

Following Rand in the men's 8K race were Tully Hannan (25:11.45) and Devin Dilts (25:20.52) of Bates. Bowdoin's top finisher was Coby Horowitz, who took seven place in 25:33.19.