As the 2013 cross country season approaches, check out the five women you should keep an eye on.
Senior Laura Nagel earned All-American honors after she finished 35th overall and third on the team at the NCAA Cross Country Championships in 2012 with a time of 20:12.5. Nagel placed first in Providence’s first meet of the 2013 season against New Hampshire with a time of 17:07.
Junior Colleen Quigley enters the cross country season on the heels of a strong outdoor track campaign. She finished second in the Steeplechase at the NCAA track and field championship. Quigley is said to be strong and versatile, and placed second in Florida State’s first meet of the 2013 season against Appalachian State with a time of 18:12.40.
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The junior at Duke is called the “half mile specialist” and finished 13th in the ACC in that event. She is hoping to continue her success this fall for No. 4 Duke. Farley had her first collegiate overall victory in Duke’s season opener last Saturday in the Bull City Classic with a time of 15:08.
Fulton was the top freshman for the Dawgs in the fall of 2011, running at every race and running in the top-seven at all three postseason meets. During the 2012 campaign Fulton redshirted. She is now back and ready as she won Washington’s season opener at the Seattle Open with a time of 17:06.
Kibet established herself as the top runner for the women’s squad in 2012, finishing in first place on the team in every race she competed in except one. At the NCAA championships, Kibet earned first-team All-America honors with a 19th-place finish and a time of 20:03.3 in the race.