The women's cross country team captured second place at the ECAC Championship.
The women's cross country team captured second place at the ECAC Championship.

Women's Cross Country Concludes Season With Second Place Finish At The ECAC Championship

Holy Cross Athletics   11-19-2016


Results: 2nd out of 7 Teams (68 points)
 ECAC Championship
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, N.Y. (Fordham)
Date:  Saturday, November 19, 2016
Distance: 5K
The Lead: Junior Hannah Jeter took fourth place at the ECAC Championship with a time of 18:25 to lead the Holy Cross women’s cross country team to a second place finish to conclude the Crusaders’ 2016 season.


  • Jeter has finished in the top 10 at the ECAC Championship in three straight years.
  • The Crusaders’ second-place finish is the program’s best finish in the ECAC "Championship" race, as Holy Cross placed second in the ECAC "University" race in 2014. 
  • Jeter, along with junior Zoe Matherne, senior Rachel Sowinski, junior Annie Sullivan, senior Caroline Carr and senior co-captain Mary Welsh were named All-ECAC for finishing within the top 25 in the race. 


  • Including Jeter, a total of five Holy Cross runners finished in the top 20 out of 82 total runners.
  • Matherne was the next Crusader to finish, running for 12th place with a time of 18:55, followed by Sowinski in the 15th place spot with a time of 19:05.
  • Two spots behind, finishing 17th overall was Sullivan who registered a time of 19:11, as Carr rounded off the top five for Holy Cross, finishing 20th for a time of 19:20.
  • Crossing the finish line in the top seven for Holy Cross was Welsh (24th; 19:25) and junior Kate Spitler (31st; 19:40).
  • James Madison won the race with 32 points and four top 10 spots, as Carol Strock from James Madison finished first place with a time of 18:03.


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