No. 3 MIT squeaks by Bowdoin
Roundup: No. 2 Washington-St. Louis 13th in Louisville
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BOSTON -- No. 3 MIT edged host Bowdoin by two points in the team standings to take first place among a competitive 10-team field on Saturday at the Bowdoin Cross Country Invite. Freshman Stephanie Marzen led the way for the Engineers with her seventh-place finish.
Marzen navigated the six-kilometer course in 23:37. Amelia Helmick finished 10th with a time of 23:47. Cindy Huang’s time of 24:16 was good for 13th overall. Chandler Burfield was the first of three consecutive Engineers across the finish, coming through in 18th at 24:28. Janice O’Brien and Sarah Sprague followed Burfield, as both posted times of 24:30.
MIT finished with a team score of 67, just ahead of Bowdoin’s total of 69. Wellesley College was third with a score of 87.
No. 1 Middlebury at Vermont State Meet
No.1 Middlebury placed runners in the top eight slots, as well of 13 of the top 15 finishers in a victory at the Vermont state meet. First-year racer Colette Whitney picked up another win, finishing the race with a time of 19:24. Just three seconds behind was classmate Katie Rominger (19:27), while sophomore Addie Tousley finished third with a time of 19:33. Earning the fourth-place finish was first-year racer Madie Hubbell (19:33), followed by senior Hannah Meier in fifth (19:36) and junior Chelsea Ward-Waller in sixth (19:42). Only 25 seconds separated the top eight Middlebury finishers.
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No. 2 Washington-St. Louis at Greater Louisville Classic
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 2 Washington-St. Louis placed 13th in a field of 30 in the 5K gold race comprised mostly of NCAA Division I competition with a team score of 351. Michigan finished first overall with a team score of 81 points.
Seniors Liz Phillips and Erica Jackey each finished in the top 50 in a field of 351 competitors in the women’s race. Phillips came in 40th overall with a time of 17:52.48, while Jackey placed 43rd with a time of 17:54.58.
Senior Molly Wawrzyniak was just outside of the top 50, placing 51st with a time of 18:03.21. Sophomore Sarah Fisher placed 94th, coming in with a mark of 18:25.71, and senior Jessica Londeree rounded out the Bears’ top five with a 139th place finish and a time of 18:44.74.
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Game information and photos compiled from athletic department websites