BRUNSWICK, Maine – Junior Sierra James (Campton, Maine) placed 61st overall out of 163 runners at Saturday's State of Maine Championship hosted by Bowdoin College, leading the Mariners to ninth place out of 12 teams.
James completed the 5k course with a time of 21:49.5. Alex Allen (Easton, Maine) placed 89th followed by Abigail L'Abbé (Topsham, Maine) in 112th, and Olivia Smith (China, Maine) in 115th, and Julia Dillon (Norway, Maine) finished 125th to round out the top-five finishers for the Mariners.
Bates College claimed the team victory, placing six runners in the top 10, including Katherine Cook who took the individual victory with a time of 17:47.9.
The Mariners return to action in two weeks at the North Atlantic Conference Championships hosted by UMaine-Farmington. The women's race begins at 12:00 pm.