Barrington girl is fourth at Northeast Regional


Two-time state cross country champion Emma McMillan, of Barrington, was the top Rhode Islander to finish the girls Northeast Regional 5K race, held at Bowdoin Park in Wappingers Falls, N.Y., on Saturday.

Emma, a sophomore running for the Eagle Running Club, was fourth overall in 18 minutes, 31 seconds. With her time, she qualified as an individual for the Nike Cross Country Nationals, Dec. 7 in Portland, Ore.

The Barrington’s girls’ team finished fifth, with La Salle coming in seventh. Other Barrington finishers included 16. Abby Livingston 19:14; 53. Megan Verner-Crist, 19:54; 69. Mary Cate Coogan, 20:08; 84. Kelsey Maxwell, 20:21; 97. Julia Zitzmann, 20:31.


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