NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass.--Junior Ashley Curran of Franklin, Mass. placed third in the field of 315 harriers with a time of 18:06 to lead the Connecticut College women's cross country team to a third place finish at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.
The Camels scored 80 points on the day. Brandeis University placed three of its runners in the top 10 to win the invitational with a score of 49 points. East Stroudsburg University, a Division II institution, edged out the Camels for second place with a score of 79 points.
Curran, a 2014 qualifier for the NCAA Championship, paced the Camels in her first race of the season.
Sophomore Alex Fromme (Carlsbad, Calif.) placed ninth in the field with a time of 18:28. Senior Emily Winter (Easton, Conn.) posted a time of 18:41 en route to her 12th place showing. Junior Sabina Flandrick (Boulder, Colo.) checked in with a time of 19:23 in 31st place.
Senior Ariana Beers (Fayetteville, N.Y.) was the fifth Camel scorer in 35th place with a time of 19:28. Sophomore Micaela Nee (Hanover, Mass.) completed the course in 20:20 with a 94th place showing. Grace Sheeran (Medina, Wash.) was the seventh Camel scorer in 108th place with a time of 20:35.
The Camels also placed third out of 25 teams in the sub-varsity race with a score of 111 points.
Junior Caroline Leonard (Hingham, Mass.), a 2014 qualifier for the NCAA Championship in the distance medley relay, paced the Camels with a fourth place finish I n 20:04. Junior Kelsey McGinnis (Somerset, Mass.), a 2013 All-NESCAC performer in cross country finished in 14th place with a time of 20:32.