Women's Cross Country Aims for Three-Peat as Conference Champions
Nov. 1, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The Navy women's cross country team will travel to Easton, Pa., this Saturday in search of its third-straight Patriot League championship. Saturday's conference championship race is slated to begin at 12 noon at the campus of Lafayette University.
Navy and the Patriot League Championships
The Mids are hoping to claim their fifth championship in the last seven seasons. Navy shared the title with Bucknell in 2007 and then won it outright in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
Last season in Hamilton, N.Y., Annie-Norah Beveridge gave Navy back-to-back individual winners, following Jess Palacio winning the title in 2011.The Mids defeated Bucknell for the second-straight season, 46-68, to claim back-to-back league titles. Brigid Byrne (second), Kelley Robinson (sixth), Maria Arnone (18th) and Christina Blair (19th) were Navy's top-five runners.
Navy Against Patriot League Competition This Season
Navy competed against Patriot League teams in two meets this season. Excluding the Army-Navy dual, below is a meet-by-meet breakdown of how Navy fared against fellow opponents from the conference.
Salty Dog Invite (Sept. 14) - 1.Navy (38), 3. American (59), 5. Loyola (Md.) (113)
Paul Short Run (Oct. 5) - 26. Lehigh (774), 29. Bucknell (806), 35. Navy (901), 39. Army (1013), 42. American (1040), 47. Colgate (1391)
Navy and USTFCCCA Rankings
The Mids enter this weekend's Patriot League Championship ranked 15th in the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association's (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic region poll. Navy was previously ranked 13th.
Lehigh (No. 7), American (No. 11) and Bucknell (No. 14) are the other three Patriot League schools ranked in the region.
Navy will compete at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on Nov. 15 in Bethlehem, Pa.