By Chris McCree
The women’s cross country team claimed 28th in a field of 45 last Friday at the Paul Short Invite in Bethlehem, Pa. Stephanie Fulmer ’12 and Emily Liggett ’12 led the charge for the Orange and Blue, finishing in 22:40 and 22:42 respectively, but the team did not place any one in the top 150 places.
“The team was disappointed in this past weekend’s results,” Fulmer said. “We were hoping to place higher and really show our depth as a team; unfortunately, we came out a little flat.”
Although the team did not place any runners in the top third, they did have five runners finish in under 23 minutes.
“The team has been looking very strong in practices and we are using that positive momentum to continue developing our strength of depth and individual progress,” Fulmer said.
The Bison collected a total of 805 points which placed them fourth out of five Patriot League teams in the competition. The Navy women led the group and finished 15th overall, closely followed by Army and host Lehigh.
Nationally ranked Providence claimed the team title with a total of 101 points, but the individual title went to Villanova’s Bogdana Mimic who finished 90 seconds ahead of Fulmer.
“We are using this weekend as motivation to move forward for the rest of the season. We need positive attitudes, a clear focus and a united goal to win the Patriot League Championships,” Fulmer said.
The Orange and Blue will prepare for next week’s league championships at tomorrow’s Father Bede Invitational in Loretto, Pa.