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Women’s Cross Country Shows Improvement at NESCAC Championships

Meredith Cronin

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Junior Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) and sophomore Rachel House (Merrimack, N.H.) recorded top-14 finishes to help the Connecticut College women's cross country team place ninth among 11 schools at the NESCAC Championships on Saturday afternoon. The Camels bettered Hamilton and Trinity by accumulating 223 points at the annual event which was held at Mount Greylock High School.

For the third straight year, Cronin was the top finisher for the Camels by placing fifth and navigating the 6,000-meter circuit in 22:19.4. House was 12th in 22:51.2 and earned All-NESCAC accolades along with Cronin for registering a top-14 finish. Sophomores Caroline Stevenson (Tarrytown, N.Y.) and sophomore Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn (Cambridge, Mass.) were 80th and 93rd with times of 24:38.1 and 24:54.5, respectively, and senior Julianna Donovan (Needham, Mass.) completed the top five by hitting the tape in 25:10.4.

By having two runners finish in the top 10 and five among the top 20, Williams easily won the team title with 58 points. Tufts finished second with 90 points, while Bates (110), Middlebury (125), and Bowdoin (161) rounded out the top five teams in the standings.

Connecticut College will next race at the USATF New England Championships on Sunday, Nov. 10.