UMaine’s Conner 21st at NCAA championships

Posted June 06, 2013, at 12 a.m.
Last modified June 06, 2013, at 1:12 a.m.
Corey Conner of the University of Maine finished 21st in the 10,000 meters Wednesday night at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Eugene, Ore.
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Corey Conner of the University of Maine finished 21st in the 10,000 meters Wednesday night at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Eugene, Ore.

EUGENE, Ore. — Corey Conner of the University of Maine closed out her collegiate track career Wednesday night with a 21st-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Hayward Field.

Conner, a senior from West Townsend, Mass., finished the race in 35 minutes, 10.07 seconds, which was well off the pace set by winner Betsy Saina of Iowa State, whose time was 33:08.85.

Conner holds the UMaine record in the 10K at 33:28.87, which she posted at the NCAA East Preliminary meet two weeks ago in North Carolina.

Conner, who was a finalist for the America East Conference Woman of the Year award, has won seven conference titles in cross country and track at UMaine. She claimed won the outdoor 5,000-meter title in 2012, the cross country title in 2009, the indoor mile in 2010, the indoor 4×800 in 2009, the indoor 3K in 2013, the outdoor 4×800 in 2010 and the outdoor 1,500 in 2009.

Jesse Labreck, a senior from Oakland, begins her NCAA Championship competition in the heptathlon on Thursday at 4 p.m. She is seeded 12th in the country heading into her first nationals appearance.

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