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Cross Country Competes at Worcester City Invitational

PAXTON, Mass.—The Anna Maria College cross country team competed at the annual Worcester City Invitational on Friday afternoon alongside fellow Worcester schools - Assumption, Clark, Fitchburg State, Worcester State, and WPI.

The AMCAT squad did not have enough runners to compile team scores, however they saw strong individual outings on both sides of the ticket.

On the men's side, the AMCATS were led by Casey Quirk (Worcester, Mass.) with an overall time of 35:15. Darren Beliveau (Baldwinville, Mass.) was two slots behind him, clocking in with a time of 36:09. Rounding out the finishers for Anna Maria was Brandon Andexler (Enfield, Mass.) and Jean Edwards (Worcester, Mass.), who finished with times of 38:45 and 49:03, respectively.

WPI won the men's race by claiming seven of the top eight slots. Assumption, Worcester State, Clark, and Fitchburg State finished second through fifth, respectively.

WPI also won on the women's side with an average team time of 20:19.80. Assumption placed second, followed by Clark, Worcester State, and Fitchburg State.

Freshman Sarah LeFort (Charlton, Mass.) led Anna Maria with a team-best time of 27:35. Mackenzie Shurtleff (Wareham, Mass.) and Camylle Johnson (Worcester, Mass.) both finished with times of 42:17.

The AMCATS will run in the Lt. Travel Fuller Invitational hosted by Massachusetts Maritime Academy next Saturday, October 1st. Race time is scheduled for 10:00 a.m.