LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior Meredith Cronin (Foxboro, Mass.) and sophomore Rachel House (Merrimack, N.H.) punched in the two fastest times in school history on a 6,000-meter course to lead the Connecticut College women's cross country team to an 18th-place finish with 494 points in the silver race at the Greater Louisville Classic on Saturday.
Cronin placed 12th among 254 competitors in 21:25 and House was not far behind, finishing 18th in 21:30, to lead the way for the Camels. They each surpassed the program's previous top 6k time of 21:41, which was first established by NCAA qualifier Ashley Curran '17 in 2015.
Senior Hannah Noyes (Vinalhaven, Maine) finished 126th overall and third on the team in 23:03, while sophomore Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn (Cambridge, Mass.) and senior Julianna Donovan (Needham, Mass.) completed the team's top five in times of 23:09 and 23:18, respectively.
Led by individual champion Katie Collins, No. 7 MIT won the race with 43 points and easily outdistanced No. 14 Oberlin (115) along with the rest of the field.
Connecticut College will next host its annual home meet at Harkness Park in Waterford on Saturday, Oct. 19 in its final tuneup before the NESCAC Championships.