CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – Sophomore Maria Vaughan (Okinawa, Japan) paced the Gators Thursday afternoon in the Pine Manor Invitational. She completed the 5K course in 23:14, which was good for a third place finish overall. Pine Manor placed third as a team.
Mass. Maritime's Mara Footit (Wilbraham, Mass.) led the pack with a time of 21:14. Her teammate Shavonne Boyle (Doylestown, Pa.) finished in 24:44 for fifth place. The two times helped the Buccaneers in the team competition as they won the meet with 35 points.
Mount Ida runners Jessica Roberts (Mendon, Mass.) and Emily Bernotas (Sunderland, Mass.) finished second and fourth respectively to round out the top-five and help the Mustangs earn second place in the team competition trailing the leaders by only six points with a team score of 41.
Darian Magooshboy (Mescalero, N.M.) was the top finisher for Daniel Webster placing sixth overall with a time of 24:56.
Chaniyah Swan (Jersey City, N.J.) was the only other Gator with a top-10 finish. She placed ninth clocking in at 26:29.