UMaine runner Masters wins America East title

Posted Oct. 29, 2011, at 8:40 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 30, 2011, at 6:55 p.m.

ALBANY, N.Y. — University of Maine men’s cross country standout Riley Masters of Bangor claimed his second consecutive America East title with a course-record time of 24 minutes, 18.66 seconds over an 8K course Saturday.

The Black Bear men finished third in a tight race for the championship. Jennifer Lucy of Bangor placed 26th with a time of 18:16.39 to pace the Maine women.

Masters beat the runner-up by seven seconds. Teammate David Currier of Sidney ran a solid race and finished 10th with a time of 24:56.10.

Maine’s Alexander Moser and Spencer McElwain placed 18th and 19th with times of 25:11.44 and 25:12.13, respectively.

The men scored 69 points while Boston University and Albany tied for first with 60 points.

Maine’s Carolyn Stocker finished 45th with a time of 18:55 and Kourtney Bonsey was 54th with a time of 19:19.15.

The women placed seventh overall while Stony Brook won the title.

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