WATERVILLE, Maine --- Husson University's Alecia Palmer was the first collegiate runner across the finish line and the Colby College women's cross country team won their own invitational by taking places four to 10 on Saturday.
Colby Nordic skier Olga Golovkina won the five-kilometer race in 20 minutes, 22.24 seconds, while Palmer was second overall in 20:33.23. Unity College's Courtney Dotterweich placed thid in 20:34.41 and Anna Doyle was the top Colby runner in 20:40.83.
The Mules won the event with a score of 20 and were followed by Husson (59), Maine-Farmington (81), Southern Maine (87), Maine Maritime Academy (155), and Thomas College (174). Unity and Maine-Augusta also competed, as did the Nordic skiers for Colby.
Hallie Jester took fifth for the Mules in 20:50.01, Mackenzie Hitchcock was a place behind in sixth at 20:56.01, and Emily Arsenault finished seventh in 21:11.14.
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