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Women’s XC Finishes 5th at the ECAC/IC4A Championships

On Friday, Oct, 13, the Bison XC team traveled to the Bronx, N.Y. to participate in the historic ECAC/IC4A Championships. The Women’s XC team finished fifth place out of 36 teams. Out of the seven Patriot League squads, the Bison women earned first. All participants raced the 6k race held at Van Cortlandt Park.

Recap and results below:

Captain Abby Paczewski ’24 continued her season streak of the highest placing Bison by finishing 16th with a time of 21:23.8. Furthermore, her fast time made her the top placing Patriot League female runner in the competition. 

Another top runner was Caryn Rippey ’26. For the third time this season, she was right behind Paczewski in the standings placing 17th with a time of 21:24.8. This time earned her the second-best time for a female Patriot League Runner.

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Kailey Granger ’27 placed 38th with a time of 21:54.3 to earn the Bison three runners in the top 40. Her finish was critical for the Bison to push past Boston University to clinch fifth place. 

A second first-year stepped up for Orange and Blue and grabbed 71st. Hailey Reinhard ’27 finished with a 22:22.4 time to be the Bison’s fourth scorer. Since her Paul Short Run a few weeks ago, she improved by nearly 80 slots. 

Lauren Trapani ’25 was the last Bison scorer as she finished 73rd with a time of 22:23.5. Throughout the day, all the Bison scorers were in the top 80 finishers. Trapani improved significantly since her Paul Short Run as she cut off 35 seconds. 

Two more notable runners placing within the top 100 were Laura Sakol ’24 and Ally Clark ’24. Although they didn’t score any points they finished 96th at 22:38.6 and 98th at 22:40.1. 

In the women’s open 6k race, Keeley Misutka ’25, Meghan Rentner ’27 and Grace Vives ’26 all consecutively finished in fourth (22:50.1), fifth (22:51.7) and sixth (23:02.8) to lead the Bison. 

Next week the Bison will have a break, but on Oct. 28 they will be back at it competing at Colgate in the Patriot League Championship. 

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