UMaine’s Conner qualifies for national meet

Posted Nov. 15, 2009, at 11:12 p.m.

BOSTON — University of Maine running standout Corey Conner qualified for the NCAA national cross country meet after finishing ninth in the Northeast Regional meet held at Boston University Saturday.

Conner recorded a ninth-place finish in the women’s race with a time of 22 minutes, 29 seconds over the 6-kilometer course.

The top 25 finishers in each region qualify for the national championship races which will be held Nov. 23 at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

The Maine women finished 10th in the Northeast meet and the Maine men placed 21st while Syracuse swept both meets.

Other Maine finishers in the women’s meet were: 71. Jordan Daniel, 23:59; 74. Allison Conner, 24:01; 79. Vanessa Letourneau, 24:10; 119. Whitney Chamberlain, 24:45; 143. Hilary Maxim, 25:11 and 197. Jennifer Lucy, 26:08.

Maine finishers in the men’s meet were (8K course): 101. Miles Bartlett, 33:55; 105. David Currier, 34:00; 110. Spencer McElwain, 34:06; 131. Corey Bean, 34:25; 159. Taylor Phillips, 35:02; and 223. Marc Halverson, 37:17.

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