UMA Women's Cross Country Team Makes History

UMA Women's Cross Country Team Makes History

UNITY, Maine - It takes time to build a sports program, from infancy to success, but the University of Maine at Augusta women's cross country team took a tremendous leap on Saturday when they won the first meet in the short three year history of the program. The Moose, led by Jocelyn Acheson (North Waterboro, Maine) and sophomore Angie Bulgin (Lisbon, Maine) took first place with a team score of 29, defeating the four other Yankee Small College Conference teams in the meet.

Acheson, the reigning YSCC runner of the week, won the women's 5K race and set a new course record with a time of 21:12. Acheson trimmed well over a minute off of her previous race. Bulgin finished second with a time of 24:27, also improving her previous time by 1:20.

Sophomore Arreonte Lee (San Antonio, Texas) and Holly Duboard ( Livermore, Maine) rounded out the field for the Moose, finishing in the top ten.

On the men's side, Junior Sean Putman-Labbe (Winslow, Maine) took fourth overall in the men's 8K race (40:44), helping the men take second place with a score of 44.

The team has some time off before resuming competition on October 12th at NHTI.