Norwood native Leah Livernois had an impressive homecoming on Saturday, winning the five-kilometer Pre-SUNYAC Championship at Norwood-Norfolk Central School to lead the St. Lawrence University women's cross country team to first place in the four-team invitational.
Livernois finished the race in 18 minutes, 51 seconds, an average pace of 6:05 per mile, beating teammate Megan Kellogg, who was second, by nine seconds.. The Saints placed five runners in the top 10 to claim the team title with 23 points, 11 ahead of SUNY Plattsburgh, which was second.
Quotes from Head Coach Kate Curran
"It was great to start off the season staying local and racing on a very challenging course. The hills and trails of this true cross country course were a great way to prepare for our next race in two weeks at Williams College."
"Leah showed true grit over the second half of the course and it was quite special for her to grab her first ever cross country individual title on her hometown cross country course."
Saints Top-Seven Runners
1st – Leah Livernois, 18:51.0
2nd – Megan Kellogg, 19:00.2
4th – Caroline Driscoll, 19:31.1
6th – Sarah Moon, 20:05.8
10th – Mary Terhune, 20:20.0
14th – Cassidy Scott, 20:35.4
16th – Georgia Giese, 20:38.9
Williams Invitational (Williamstown, Mass.), Saturday, September 23