Women's Cross Country Shines In Season-Opening Meet
Aug 30, 2013
Emmitsburg, Md. – It did not take long for the Navy women’s cross country squad to pick up where they left off last season. The Midshipmen wrapped up the Mount St. Mary’s 5k Duals with a 5-0 record on Friday, Aug. 30. Navy had the meet’s top-three finishers, including junior Annie Norah Beveridge finishing first overall with a time of 18:21.85.
As a squad, Navy defeated all five opponents, American (17-40), Delaware (21-34), George Washington (18-43), Maryland (18-42) and Mount St. Mary’s (17-44), in head-to-head matches. This is the fourth straight year that the Midshipmen boasted a perfect record at this event.
“I'm very proud of our 5-0 start today -- especially with the 1-2-3 punch of Annie-Norah (Beveridge), Kelley (Robinson) and Christina (Blair), “said head coach Karen Boyle. "They led a strong push right from the start and held off a couple of strong challenges. I am also very excited to see the confidence of two of our freshmen, Mary Cate Scully and Brenna McDannold."
Beveridge, running this event for this first time in her career, paced the entire pack with a blazing time of 18:21.85. With the first-place finish, she has placed first for the Midshipmen in seven consecutive meets, dating back to Sept. 12, 2012. The Ann Arbor, Mich. native finished seven seconds ahead of the next competitor, which happened to be teammate Kelly Robinson (18:29.18). After Robinson, Christina Blair (18:30.33) crossed the finish line a second later to give Navy the top-three finishers of the meet.
Following a Delaware, George Washington, Mount St. Mary and a Maryland runner, freshman Mary Cate Scully grabbed her first top-10 finish in her first meet of her Navy career. Scully crossed the finish line in ninth with an overall time of 19:00.08.