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Women’s Cross Country Competes at Home Invitational

Tarvis Hintlian

NEW LONDON, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's cross country team placed 13th among 25 scoring schools at a home invitational it hosted on Saturday afternoon at Harkness Memorial Park.

Sophomore Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) once again led the Camels by finishing 31st overall among 307 competitors, covering the 6,000-meter circuit in 22:45.6 at a meet which featured seven nationally-ranked programs. Classmate Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) placed 57th in 23:13.3, while senior Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) was 64th by hitting the tape in 23:22.9. Freshmen Caroline Grape (Weston, Mass.) and Caroline Stevenson (Tarrytown, N.Y.) completed the team's top five by crossing the line 82nd and 106th in the field, respectively, with marks of 23:34.0 and 24:05.3, respectively.

No. 16 Middlebury finished with 67 points and edged Dickinson by five points to claim the team title. No. 11 Tufts (82), No. 8 Williams (116) and No. 29 Coast Guard (185) round out the top five in the team standings. Sophomore Kaitlyn Mooney of Coast Guard captured the individual crown by crossing the finish line in 21:09, which was just a little more than a second ahead of TCNJ senior Natalie Cooper.

Connecticut College will next compete at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday, Oct. 27 at Franklin Park in Boston and look to improve on last year's finish.

Final Team Standings (Top 10)

1. Middlebury 67; 2. Dickinson 72; 3. Tufts 82; 4. Williams 116; 5. Coast Guard 185; 6. TCNJ 231; 7. Amherst 232; 8. Washington & Lee 265; 9. Colby 278; 10. WPI 281; 13. Connecticut College 309.

Connecticut College Results (6k)

31. Meredith Cronin 22:45.6; 57. Tarvis Hintlian 23:13.3; 64. Eva Brydson 23:22.9; 82. Caroline Grape 23:34.0; 106. Caroline Stevenson 24:05.3; 111. Hannah Noyes 24:10.1; 135. Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn 24:31.3; 152. Maddie Taylor 24:42.3; 170. Caitlin Teare 25:00.6; 223. Noelle Roy 26:05.6; 226. Julianna Donovan 26:09.4; 229. Louise Ahearne 26:11.3; 230. Izabella Van Beren 26:11.3; 261. Emi Schwab 27:05.6; 267. Cece Orcutt 27:32.9; 280. Macey DiCarlo 28:12.3; 282. Aliah Murray 28:15.1; 291. Megan Feragne 28:40.2; 300. Amelia Crawford 29:29.1.