W&M Invitational on Tap for Women’s Cross Country
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Navy women’s cross country program will test itself on Friday as one of eight teams competing at the 59th Annual William & Mary Cross Country Invitational. Taking on a regional field with teams from Virginia, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., the Mids will race the 5,000-meter course at Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg beginning at 6:00 p.m.
The teams scheduled to compete on Friday are as follows … William & Mary, Charlotte, Christopher Newport, George Washington, Hampton, Navy, Norfolk State and Regent University. This will be Navy’s first meet at the Eastern State Course since 2009 when the Mids raced at the Colonial Inter-Regional Challenge on Sept. 26.
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Last time out on Saturday, Sept. 9, the Mids hosted and won the 2017 Salty Dog Invitational at the USNA Cross Country Course. Navy won the team title with 29 points courtesy of five top-10 finishes. Sophomore Claire Ostrowski and freshman Emily Craig led the charge for the Mids as the underclass duo finished second and third with times of 22:45.47 and 22:47.93, respectively. As a team, Navy netted an 18-point victory over Maryland and 27-point margin over American. In total, eight teams ran at the Salty Dog Invite.
For her third-place result in her collegiate debut, Craig was honored by the Patriot League as the conference’s rookie runner of the week. Craig’s weekly award was the first for Navy since Oct. 5, 2015.