Camels Places Fourth out of 22 Teams at Elms College Blazer Invitational

Camels Places Fourth out of 22 Teams at Elms College Blazer Invitational

CHICOPEE, Mass.--The Connecticut College women's cross country team visited Western Massachusetts to compete in the Elms College Blazer Invitational at Chicopee Memorial State Park.

Ranked #8 in New England, the Camels placed fourth in the 22 team field with a score of 114 points. Connecticut College was resting its top nine runners for next week's pre-national race in Hanover, Ind.

The Nor'easters from the University of New England placed four of its runners among the top six to win the invitational with a score of 23 Points. Trinity College scored 57 points en route to its second place showing while the Owls from Westfield State University took third place with a score of 69 points.

Caroline Lucas (Falmouth, Maine) earned a spot on the All-Invitational team with her 10th place finish in 20:51.  Junior co-captain Heather Rochford (Red Bank, N.J.) posted a time of 21:28 en route to her 18th place finish. Next up for the Camels was Anna Curtis-Heald (Cumberland Foreside, Maine) in 23rd place with a time of 21:48.

Ellen Babbott (Mission Hills, Kan.) finished in 29th place with a time of 22:13.  Alexis Cheney (Waltham, Mass.) placed 35th in the race with a time of 22:33. Sophomore Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.) was next in 64th place with a time of 24:54.

In the sub-varsity race, the Camels placed third out of nine teams with a score of 76 points.

Sophomore Julia Hayden (Rochester, N.Y.) was eighth with a time of 22:22. Melinda Messeck (Northampton, Mass.) finished 16th with a time of 22:59.  Melody Wang (Long Lake, Minn.) checked in with a time of 23:29 in 19th place.

Sabina Flandrick (Boulder, Colo.) posted a time of 24:14 en route to her 26th place showing.  Joanna Marks (Blue Bell, Pa.) registered a time of 24:18 in her 27th place finish. Katie DuBois (Scarborough, Maine) crossed the finish line in 24:27 (30th place) with Emily Trafton (Portland, Maine) finishing in 31st place with a time of 24:37 for the Camels.