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Women’s Cross Country Places 14th at NCAA New England Regional Championship Meet

Eva Brydson

GORHAM, Maine – The Connecticut College women's cross country team finished 14th overall at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship hosted by Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon. 

Freshman Meredith Cronin (Foxboro, Mass.) led the Camels by navigating the 6,000-meter course in 22:33.7 to place 54th overall. Junior Eva Brydson (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) finished less than six seconds behind her in 22:39.5 and 60th in the field, while senior Grace Sheeran (Medina, Wash.) was 103rd in 23:23.3. Freshman Tarvis Hintlian (Winchester, Mass.) and senior Micaela Nee (Hanover, Mass.) completed the team's top five by crossing the line in 23:24.6 and 23:40.1, respectively.

MIT placed first overall with 58 points, while Coast Guard freshman Kaitlyn Mooney won the individual crown by punching in a time of 20:22.6. Tufts, Williams, Middlebury and Bates completed the top five among 55 schools that scored at the prestigious meet.

Connecticut College's women's cross country program ended its 2017 campaign on a high note. In addition to matching last year's finish at the regional championship event, four of the team's runners - Cronin, Brydson. Hintlian and Nee - recorded a personal-best time on a 6,000-meter circuit, and the other three harriers all notched marks which were within 15 seconds of their career personal records at the same distance at today's race. The Camels graduate only two seniors and are slated to return most of their letterwinners next season.

Top 10 Team Standings

1. MIT 58; 2. Tufts 92; 3. Williams 106; 4. Middlebury 113; 5. Bates 150; 6. Amherst 183; 7. Colby 241; 8. Brandeis 287; 9. Wesleyan 288; 10. WPI 311.

Connecticut College Results

54. Meredith Cronin 22:33.7; 60. Eva Brydson 22:39.5; 103. Grace Sheeran 23:23.3; 106. Tarvis Hintlian 23:24.6; 122. 122. Micaela Nee 23:40.1; 123. 123; Hannah Noyes 23:40.1; 161. Caitlin Teare 24:02.7.