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Women’s Cross Country Tunes Up for NESCAC Championships at Home Invitational

Meredith Cronin

WATERFORD, Conn. – The Connecticut College women's cross country program finished 18th among 28 scoring teams at its home invitational being held at Harkness Park on Saturday morning. The Camels finished with 443 points at a stacked meet with 10 nationally-ranked programs and an additional seven regionally-ranked squads in the field.

Junior Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) covered the 6,000-meter course in 21:48.8 to pace the Camels with an 11th-place finish overall. She was followed once again by sophomore Rachel House (Merrimack, N.H.), who notched a 33rd-place mark of 22:23.8. Sophomore Caroline Stevenson (Tarrytown, N.Y.) was 149th in 23:57.7, while classmate Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn (Cambridge, Mass.) finished 170th in 24:16.2. Senior Julianna Donovan (Needham, Mass.) rounded out the top five with a mark of 24:35.2.

No. 7 MIT handily won the team title by accumulating 75 points, and No. 5 Williams was second with 103. No. 4 Tufts (121), No. 12 Carleton (126), and No. 14 RPI (204) completed the top five teams in the standings. Ithaca's Parley Hannah captured the individual crown in 20:52.2 and eclipsed the course record of 20:56 which was punched in by Amy Regan of Stevens in 2014.

Connecticut College will next head back to Mount Greylock High School in Williamstown, Mass. to race at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday, Nov. 2.