WATERVILLE, Maine – First-year Katherine Treanor recorded a time of 22:53.45 to capture third overall and Rookie of the Year honors as the Amherst College women's cross country team secured a fifth place team finish at the 129-runner 2016 NESCAC Championship Saturday afternoon at the Quarry Road Recreational Area on the Colby College campus.
For the fifth time this season, Treanor led the way for the Purple & White en route to notching a third place finish behind a time of 22:53.45.
Clocking a time of 23:40.96 to capture 21st overall, junior Nicky Roberts was the second Amherst runner to cross the finish line, while senior Cara Lembo finished the 6-kilometer race in 23:56.90 to earn a 31st place finish.
Savanna Gornisiewicz '17 and Veronica Rocco '19 rounded out the Purple & White's scoring runners, with Gornisiewicz taking 37th (24:05.39) and Rocco finishing nine runners later to place 47th overall (24:25.42).
With a time of 25:31.51, Lizzie Lacy '19 finished the Championship in 84th, while Lela Walter '19 notched a time of 25:47.28. First-year's Sylvia Frank and Kristin Ratliff logged strong performances at their first Championship race, with Frank touting a time of 25:55.65 and Ratliff posting a 25:59.16 mark.
Amherst returns to the trails on Saturday, Nov. 12 when they travel to Westfield State University to compete in the New England Regional Championships.
- With a scoring order of 3-21-31-36-41(46)(58) and an team average 6-kilometer time of 23:49, Amherst claimed fifth overall with 132 total points.
- With 47 points, Williams College captured the team crown for the second time in as many years, while Tufts placed second overall (72 points). Bates rounded out the top-three teams of the meet, recording 109 points to take third.
- Middlebury sophomore Abigail Nadler took home Performer of the Meet honors, as she won the individual title with a 22:33.77 mark. Sophomore Natalie Bettez of Tufts finished second overall with a time of 22:52.53, while Treanor earned a third place individual finish behind a time of 22:53.45.