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Women’s Cross Country Places Sixth at Maine State Invitational

Eva Brydson

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Connecticut College women's cross country program placed sixth among 18 scoring teams at the Maine State Invitational being hosted by Bowdoin on Saturday afternoon.

Sophomore Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) once again led the Camels with a 25th-place finish among 247 runners. She circled the 6,000-meter course in 23:37.8. Senior captain Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was not far behind, hitting the tape 28th overall in 23:44.7, and freshman Caroline Grape (Weston, Mass.) placed 43rd in 24:17.6. Junior captain Hannah Noyes (Vinalhaven, Mass.) and freshman Caroline Stevenson (Tarrytown, N.Y.) rounded out the team's top five by finishing 44th and 67th with times of 24:19.6 and 24:51.2, respectively.

Paced by individual champion Emily Bryson, No. 22 Brandeis earned the overall team crown by edging out No. 26 Bates by four points. No. 11 Tufts (89), Colby (105) and Bowdoin (113) completed the top-five programs in the standings.

Connecticut College will return to action when it hosts an invitational on Saturday, Oct. 13 at Harkness Park in Waterford.