Libby, Brown, Lead Runners at WNE Invitational

Libby, Brown, Lead Runners at WNE Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass - The Newbury Nighthawks women's cross country team placed 21st in Saturday's Western New England Cross Country Invitational, while the men finished 20th in their side of the draw.

Nighthawks junior Samantha Libby (New Gloucester, Maine) finished with the top time for the Nighthawks, running her 5k in an 8:23 pace for a total of 26:00. Naomi Ricciotti (Phoenix, Ariz.) and Destiny Spears (Annapolis, Md.) were not far behind Libby, running their 5k's in 26:31 and 26:55, respectively.

On the men's side Tim Brown (Orange, Conn.) ran the 8k course at a 6:50 pace, finishing in 33:56. Joshua Oliver (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) and Christopher Beaudoin (Bristol, Conn.) finished their race in 34:26 and 34:55, respectively.

The Nighthawks will have next weekend off before facing their conference rivals in the NECC Championships on Saturday Oct. 29.