Oct. 31, 2009

KEENE, NH - Freshman Robin Rader (Duxbury, MA) posted a personal-record time of 21:58 to place 22nd among Little East Conference runners and junior Patrick Day (Quincy, MA) placed 56th among LEC competitors with a time of 29:49, to lead the University of Massachusetts Boston men's and women's cross country teams today at the New England Alliance/Little East Conference Championship hosted by Keene State College in Keene, NH.

Rader finished 43rd overall among all competitors in the New England Alliance meet to pace the Beacons' women, who finished sixth among LEC teams and 11th overall with 164 and 310 points, respectively in the eight-kilometer race. Keene State's Allison Chamberlain was top Little East Conference finisher with a time of 18:47 to pace the Owls to the LEC and Alliance title with 20 and 25 points, respectively, while Kerry Arouca of Westfield State College was the Alliance winner with a mark of 18:41.

Day placed 78th in the Alliance standings to lead the Beacons' men to a sixth place showing among LEC teams with 188 points and 12th place among Alliance squads with 338 points in the five-mile trek. Tyler Jasud of University of Southern Maine won the meet for the second straight year with a time of 26:02 to pace the Huskies to a first place finish in both the LEC and Alliance meets with identical scores of 27.

Freshman Jacqui Brown (Lowell, MA) clocked in at 22:30 to place 28th in the LEC and 54th in the Alliance for UMass Boston, while senior Joy Risko (Bristol, RI) turned in a mark of 23:28 to finish 42nd and 78th. Senior Celia LeClerc (Reville, France) posted her best time of the season at 25:10 to cross the line in 55th place in the LEC meet and 106th among Alliance runners and sophomore Cherie Lavin (Falmouth, MA) rounded out the scoring for the Beacons with a 57th-place finish among LEC competitors and 111th for the Alliance with a time of 26:01.

Sophomore Nyadenya Inyagwa (Boston, MA/Belmont Hill School) was right behind Day for UMass Boston with a time of 29:55 to finish 59th and 82nd. Freshman Igal Bubar (Newton, MA) checked in at 30:43 to finish 64th in the LEC race and 94th among Alliance runners, while sophomore Francisco Reyes (Lynn, MA) posted a time of 32:50 to finish 73rd and 130th. Junior Mitchell Haley (Dorchester, MA) was 27 seconds behind at 33:17 to come in 76th and 134th to round out the team scoring.

The Beacons will run again on Saturday, November 7 when they travel to Williamstown, MA compete at the ECAC Championships at 10:00 a.m., hosted by Williams College.