Colby women's cross country third place at State of Maine meet

GRAY, Maine -- Colby College's Hannah Springhorn placed fifth overall and helped the Mules finish in third place at the State of Maine Women's Cross Country Championships at Pineland Farms on Saturday.

Springhorn (pictured) finished the 5-kilometer course in 18 minutes, 51.4 seconds. Bowdoin College's Sarah Kelley was first in 18:38.3 and was followed by three runners from Bates College.

The Mules had a score of 83 to finish ahead of University of Southern Maine (94), St. Joseph's College (164), University of Maine at Farmington (168), Maine Maritime Academy (225), Unity College (240), and University of Maine at Presque Isle (261).

Bates won the team title with a score of 29 and Bowdoin was runner-up with 41.

Taylor Kennedy took 19th place for the Mules in 19:50.9, Brit Biddle took 21st in 19:59.3, and Helen Chavey finished 23rd with a 20:03.8.

Colby's Eleonor Bauwens placed 27th in 6:32.2 and was followed by teammates Elizabeth Holland (28th, 6:32.3), Margo Buys (29th, 6:32.7), Sonia Tremblay (31st, 20:21.8), Rebecca Berube (33rd, 20:28.6), Lydia Fanning (21:14.0), Sarah Fernandez (55th, 22:11.6), MJ Kievman (64th, 22:41.3), Maggie Hojlo (73rd, 23:14.8), Caitie O'Sullivan (74th, 23:17.8), Mahal Alvarez-Backus (79th, 23:40.0), Caroline Stetson (88th, 24:10.4), Emily Ginn (92nd, 24:21.9), and Annelise Walsh (98th, 25:29.7).