Women's Cross Country Placed 35th at Paul Short Invitational
Oct. 6, 2013
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – On a hot day against some of the nation’s best, Navy women’s cross country finished 35th at the Paul Short Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Mids look ahead to their Star Meet against Army in two weeks on Friday, Oct. 18 at West Point, N.Y.
“We competed to the best of our abilities this afternoon,” said head coach Karen Boyle. “However, we have two solid weeks of training before our biggest meet of the season against Army. We will look to fix any kinks in our past performances to grow as a group.”
Sophomore Annie-Norah Beveridge paced the Mids for the ninth consecutive race with a finishing time of 21:38 (78th). Following Beveridge, Christina Blair came across the finish 14 seconds later to place 122nd.
Georgetown, the nation’s sixth best squad, finished first on Saturday with three runners in the top-15 and a team total of 112. Right behind the Hoyas was Dartmouth with team total of 125. Villanova, Cornell and Columbia rounded out the top five with 168, 182 and 203 points, respectively.
Dartmouth placed two runners in the top ten, including first-place finisher Abbey D’Agostino. D’Agostino crossed the tape with a time of 19:44. Indiana’s Samantha Ginther (20:10) and Columbia’s Waverly Neer (20:15) finished second and third with five seconds separating the two,.