WATERVILLE, Maine.--The Connecticut College women's cross country team placed two of its runners in the top 11 to finish eighth at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Championship at Colby College today.
The Camels scored 218 points to finish in front of the host Mules of Colby (223), Trinity (250) and Hamilton (331). Williams College placed all five of its scorers in the top 15 to capture the 2016 NESCAC Crown. Tufts placed second with a score of 72 points. Middlebury College sophomore Abigail Nadler (Chicago, Ill.) finished first in the field of 129 harriers with a time of 22:33 for the Panthers.
The Camels achieved their goal of defeating a Trinity squad that had finished ahead of them on three prior occasions this fall. All seven teams that placed ahead of Connecticut College were ranked among the top nine in New England.
For the second consecutive year, Ashley Curran (Franklin, Mass.) garnered All-Conference accolades for the Camels. Curran, who finished in 11th place at last year's championship, posted a time of 23:10 to finish eighth on an extremely challenging and hilly 6k course today. Bella Franz (Water Mill, N.Y.) placed 11th in the field with a time of 23:17.
This matched the best 1-2 finish for Camels at a women's cross country championship. Athletic Hall of Famer Maura Danahy '02 and Jennifer Stieg '02 placed ninth and 10th for the Camels at the 2000 NESCAC Championship.
The Camels will run next in the New England Division III Championship November 12 at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.