BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Seniors Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.) and Erica Jesseman (Scarborough, Mass.) finished 30th and 34th, respectively, as they lead the University of New Hampshire women's cross country team to a ninth-place finish overall at the 41-team Paul Short Invitational on the campus of Lehigh University.
With 352 points, the Wildcats were the top America East finisher. Georgetown University won the meet with 34 points.
Fitzpatrick finished in 21 minutes, 19 seconds, while Jesseman crossed the finish line at 21:21.
Senior Jennifer Racine (Haverhill, Mass.) was 112th in 22:18.
The Wildcats return to action Friday, Oct. 9 (12 p.m.) at the New England Championship at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.