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Women’s Cross Country Competes at Purple Valley Invitational

Caitlin Teare

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Connecticut College women's cross country team placed 10th among 13 scoring schools in the 6,000-meter race of the Purple Valley Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The prestigious event held at Mt. Greylock High School featured a multitude of nationally and regionally-ranked programs.

Sophomore Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) completed the 6,000-meter course in 23:59.8 to pace the Camels. Freshman Rachel House had a breakthrough performance by finishing second on the squad and 49th in the field of 129 competitors in 24:27.8, while sophomore Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) was right behind her and hit the tape 51st in 24:28.9. Junior captain Hannah Noyes (Vinalhaven, Maine) and freshman Caroline Stevenson (Tarrytown, N.Y.) completed the team's top five by finishing 79th and 88th with marks of 25:13.1 and 25:28.6, respectively.

By having two of the top-four finishers in the field, fourth-ranked MIT edged out No. 8 Williams for the team title by 14 points. No. 14 Tufts and No. 6 Middlebury finished third and fourth, respectively, while Connecticut College rounded out the top 10 with 276 points. Natalie Bettez of Tufts captured the individual crown in 22:06.9.

In addition, several members of the squad competed in a 5,000-meter race against other harriers from the same schools. Senior Caitlin Teare (Yarmouth, Maine) led the way for the Camels on the shorter circuit by crossing the line in 22:10.2.

Connecticut College will next trek to Bowdoin to compete at the Maine State Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Final Team Standings (Top 10, 6k Race)

1. MIT 67; 2. Williams 81; 3. Tufts 114; 4. Middlebury 129; 5. RPI 131; 6. Baldwin Wallace 146; 7. Coast Guard 173; 8. Amherst 179; 9. WPI 241; 10. Connecticut College 276.

Connecticut College Results (6k)

34. Meredith Cronin 23:59.8; 49. Rachel House 24:27.8; 51. Tarvis Hintlian 24:28.9; 79. Hannah Noyes 25:13.1; 88. Caroline Stevenson 25:28.6; 93. Caroline Grape 25:32.2; 95. Eva Brydson 25:36.9; 104. Maddie Taylor 25:50.1.

Connecticut College Results (5k)

112. Caitlin Teare 22:10.2; 125. Louise Ahearne 22:25.3; 127. Izabella von Beren 22:31.4; 131. Julianna Donovan 22:40.9; 134. Noelle Roy 22:47.6; 147. Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn 23:18.4; 151. Emi Schwab 23:31.4; 168. Miya Cohen 24:44.8; 169. Aliah Murray 25:07.0; 170. Amelia Crawford 25:17.2; 172. Macey DiCarlo 25:23.5.