Murphy paces Fitchburg State with PR 51st place time of 20:02.1
Keene, N.H. – The Fitchburg State University women's cross country team placed 16th overall with a total of 446 points at the 2019 Keene State Cross Country Invitational this afternoon.
Meet: Keene State XC Invitational
Place: 16th – 446 Points
How It Happened
Freshman Abigail Murphy (Quincy, Mass.) paced Fitchburg State with a 51st place time of 20:02.1 over the 5K layout to set a new PR, while classmate Lilah McAndrew (Old Lyme, Conn.) followed with a time of 20:02.6 to finish 52nd overall to also notch a new PR.
Newcomer Erin Maida (Danbury, Conn.) was next to enter the chute for the Green and Gold with a time of 23:04.3, sophomore Regan Kelly (Wilbraham, Mass.) crossed the finish line at 23:26.5. Rounding out the top finishers for Fitchburg State were freshman Nicole Cofer (Lowell, Mass.) (26:16.2), classmate Nicolette Kennedy (Groveland, Mass.) (26:18.2) and junior Melony Ellis (West Yarmouth, Mass.) (27:54.3).
Inside the Numbers
Fitchburg State placed fourth overall at last year's Keene State Cross Country Invite with a total of 112 points.
Williams won the 2019 Keene State Cross Country Invite with a total of 37 points
Senior Lauren Perkowski (Plantsville, Conn.) of Keene State won the meet with time of 18:06.1
All seven runners set new PR times for the Green and Gold on the afternoon
Falcons will compete in the 2019 James Early Invitational, hosted by Westfield State next Saturday, starting at 11:00 AM.