Oneda's fifth win leads No. 2 Johns Hopkins to Mideast Region title
CARLISLE, Pa. -- Second-ranked Johns Hopkins captured its fifth consecutive NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional Championship title as freshman Hannah Oneda cruised to her fifth win of the season.
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The victory ensured the Blue Jay women a sixth consecutive trip to the NCAA Championship.
Hopkins placed six runners in the top 25 to finish with 63 team points, setting a program regional meet record. No. 13 Haverford was seventeen points behind the Blue Jays with 79 points, while No. 19 Dickinson finished third with 126 points.
Oneda is just the second regional champion in Johns Hopkins history, joining Cecilia Furlong (2010). The rookie led a field of 346 runners to cross the tape in 21:34.7, six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Kristen Galligan of Washington and Jefferson.
In addition to Oneda, five other runners earned All-Mid-East Region honors -- Holly Clarke (5th/22:17), Annie Monagle (11th/22:39), Lara Shegoski (22nd/23:05), Sophia Meehan (24th/23:14) and Frances Loeb (25th/23:18).
Johns Hopkins will vie for the national title next weekend as it races against the best teams in the nation at the NCAA Division III National Championship Meet in Terre Haute, IN.