Senior Rachel Sowinski
Senior Rachel Sowinski

Women's Cross Country Runs For 19th Place At The NCAA Northeast Regional Championship

Holy Cross Athletics   11-11-2016

THE BASICS:

Results: 19th out of 37 Teams (569 points)
Event:
 NCAA Northeast Regional Championship
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, N.Y. (Fordham)
Date:  Friday, November 11, 2016
Distance: 6K
The Lead: The Holy Cross women’s cross country team ran for its best finish in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship in five seasons, taking 19th-place, as junior Hannah Jeter led the Crusaders, finishing 44th overall out of 254 runners with a season-best time of 21:32.60 at Van Cordtland Park in Bronx, N.Y. on Friday afternoon.

 HOW IT HAPPENED:  

  • Behind Jeter, finishing 112th was junior Annie Sullivan, who recorded a time of 22:27.30. Rounding off the top three for Holy Cross was senior Rachel Sowinski, who took the 125th spot for a time of 22:38.60.
  • Next to finish for the Crusaders was senior Caroline Carr, finishing 136th overall with a time of 22:43.50. Also running in the race for Holy Cross included junior Zoe Matherne (155th; 22:56), junior Kate Spitler (172nd; 23:11) and senior co-captain Mary Welsh (179th; 23:19).
  • No. 3 Providence won the title, taking first place with 50 points, as three Friars finished in the top 10. New Hampshire’s Elinor Purrier finished first overall with a time of 20:08.70.

BEYOND THE RESULTS:

  • The Crusaders ran to their best finish in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship since 2011 when Holy Cross finished 19th overall.

 UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross returns to Van Cordtland Park to conclude its season on November 19 for the ECAC Championship hosted by Fordham in the Bronx, N.Y.

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