Bison Athlete of the Week: Caroline Tolli '13


Alex Wagner

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Caroline Tolli ’13

Lockport, N.Y.

Education and Spanish


Season stats:

8th of 110 (16:21) at Harry Lang Invitational

1st of 97 (18:27) at Detroit Titan Invitational

2nd of 34 (19:43) at Saint Francis (Pa.) Invitational

13th of 243 (21:47) at Pre-Nationals

Caroline Tolli ’13 has been one of the most consistently strong performers on the women’s cross country team all year. Her performance over the weekend at Pre-Nationals in Louisville, Ky. was no exception. Tolli finished in 13th place out of a strong 243 competitor field after finishing the Sawyer State Park’s six-kilometer course in 21:47. She was one of two Orange and Blue runners finishing in the top 100.

“The course at Pre-Nationals is well-made, very flat and fast. It’s unlike any course we’ve run on so far this year, as we’ve been training and racing on hills in preparation for the Patriot League Championship,” Tolli said. “Knowing the course was fast (and the competition good), we all as a team tried to get off to an aggressive start on Saturday and keep moving up in the field throughout the race. It was a lot of fun to run hard on such a nice course–I tried to make the most of the opportunity and enjoy every minute.”

Tolli’s strong performance helped lift the Bison to a 12th place finish out of a 27-team field. Now her focus is on the future as the Patriot League Championships approach.

“My finish definitely gives me momentum in training the next few weeks going into the Patriot League meet, where I just want to do all I can to help my talented, hardworking team win a championship,” Tolli said.

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