Women's Cross Country Wins Third Straight Salty Dog Invitational
Sept. 14, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – With the conditions of the course and weather, junior Annie-Norah Beveridge took full advantage by setting the USNA Cross Country Course record and pacing Navy to its third consecutive Salty Dog Invitational win on Saturday, Sept. 14.
Beveridge cruised to victory with a finishing time of 20:46.23. This is Beveridge’s eight consecutive race having finished first for the Midshipmen. Following a Loyola (Md.) runner, Navy’s Kelly Robinson finished third with a time of 21:16.82.
As a team, Navy finished first with a team total of 38 points with three runners in the top 10. Maryland came in a close second with 49 points and four runners in the top 10. American finished third and ten points shy of finishing ahead of Maryland. UMBC and Loyola (Md.) rounded out the top five in that order.
“This was a super-fast race due to ideal conditions and the team, as a whole, was ready and excited to run today,” said head coach Karen Boyle. “Annie-Norah (Beveridge) is on top of her game right now and there was no way she was going to be beat today. The rest of the team did exactly what they were supposed to do today, as they helped eachother throughout the race.”
The Midshipmen are idle next weekend, but will return to compete on Saturday, Sept. 28 in the Panorama Fams Invitational hosted by Virginia.