GORHAM, Maine -- The Brandeis women's cross country team got off to a successful start in 2013 with a convicing 20-43 victory over host Southern Maine today. The Huskies were ranked No. 10 in New England in the preseason by the USTFCCCA.
The Judges were led by senior co-captain Victoria Sanford (Lagrangeville, N.Y./Arlington), who won the race with a time of 16:42. Sanford led a group of four teammates who crossed the finish line in a pack. Rookie Maddie Dollins (Highland Park, Ill./Highland Park), sophomore Kelsey Whitaker (Kingston, Mass./Notre Dame Acad.) and senior co-captain Amelia Lundkvist (South Portland, Maine/Cheverus) - who was competing in front of a home-town crowd - all cross the line ahead of their Southern Maine opponents with a time of 16:43.
After a span of five more runners - one USM alumnus and four active Husky competitors - rookie Ashley Piccirillo-Horan (North Granby, Conn./Granby Memorial) rounded out the Brandeis coring runners with a time of 16:54. Rookie Heather Murphy (Millstone, N.J./Allentown) was the sixth Brandeis runner in 17:06, followed by senior Ali Kirsch (Sharon, Mass./Sharon) in seventh with a time of 17:28.
The Judges return to action on Sept. 21 at the UMass Dartmouth Shriner's Invitational.
BRANDEIS-USM MEET RESULTS
Place Name School Time
1 Vicky Sanford Brandeis 16:42
2 Maddie Dollins Brandeis 16:43
3 Kelsey Whitaker Brandeis 16:43
4 Amelia Lundkvist Brandeis 16:43
5 Molly Carl USM-Alum 16:44
6 Caitlin Miller USM 16:44
7 Hannah Damron USM 16:47
8 Emily Panciera USM 16:52
9 Morgan Beede USM 16:53
10 Ashley Piccirillo Brandeis 16:54
11 Heather Murphy Brandeis 17:06
12 Ali Kirsch Brandeis 17:28
13 Brooke Davis USM 17:41
14 Molly Paris Brandeis 17:54
15 Maggie Hensel Brandeis 18:43
16 Anna Whitaker USM 18:57
17 Sophie Hess USM 18:57
18 Katherine McWilliams USM-Alum 19:07
19 Shelby Whitman USM 19:16
20 Cianne Plummer USM 20:04
21 Jasmyn Sylvester USM 20:42
22 Mary Green USM 20:43
23 Nell Britton USM 20:53