LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Junior Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) of the Connecticut College women's cross country team earned All-America laurels at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Saturday morning at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.
Cronin, who was in 61st place at the 1k check point, moved up to 50th at the 3k and 48th when she had finished 4,000-meters. The junior then made a 15-spot jump over the last 2k to place 33rd overall in 22:07.7 and one spot ahead of Coast Guard's Kaitlin Mooney to cap her first appearance at an NCAA championship event on a very high note.
Following today's performance, Connecticut College has now had three individuals earn All-America accolades in women's cross country. Katie McGee was the first harrier to accomplish the feat by finishing 14th in 1992, and Maura Danahy earned the honor three times between 1999 and 2001.
Cronin will next compete as a member of Connecticut College's indoor track & field program this winter.