Women's XC successful in both weekend meets

Katherine Harris

Senior Writer

Women’s XC successful in both weekend meets

The women’s cross country team had a successful weekend, finishing 10th in the Coast to Coast Battle as well as winning the Husky Invitational.

The Bison traveled to Boston to compete in the Coast to Coast Battle hosted by Boston College on Sept. 27. The field of 14 teams included many strong programs from across the country, including four of the top 25 collegiate squads. The Orange and Blue were led by Kylie Pearse ’15, who recorded a time of 18:29 to secure the 59th position out of 146.

Pearse was followed closely by teammate Montana DiPietrantonio ’15, who finished 61st in 18:31. Catherine Scott ’17, Sarah Chandler ’17, and Zoe Gaston ’15 finished out the top five for the Bison, with Scott and Chandler both coming in at 18:55 and Gaston at 18:57. Their finishes contributed to the Orange and Blue’s 10th-place finish that day.

Another part of the Bison squad traveled to Bloomsburg University on Sept. 28 to compete in the Husky Invitational. Kate VanNess ’15 came in third with a time of 19:28.4 to lead the way for the Bison, while Beth Braunegg ’14 and Maddie Dulac ’15 followed right behind her in fourth and fifth with respective times of 19:39.9 and 19:41.3. Their performances contributed to the team’s victory, with seven out of the top 10 spots belonging to the Bison.

The strong performances over the weekend for the Bison led to recognition in the Patriot League weekly awards for one of the team members. Catherine Scott ’17 received the Female Rookie of the Week award for her 18:55 finish in the Coast to Coast Battle against some of the top runners in the country.

The team will compete tomorrow at Lehigh University in the Paul Short Invitational.

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