Women's Cross Country

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Women's Cross Country Earns Eighth Overall at NESCAC Championships

Women's Cross Country Earns Eighth Overall at NESCAC Championships

BOSTON, Mass. – Braving the rainy conditions at Franklin Park, the Amherst College women's cross country team logged a scoring order of 26-32-42-53-60(69)(72) and posted an average team 6K time of 24:02 to earn eighth overall at the 35th annual NESCAC Championships hosted by Tufts University Saturday morning. 

Middlebury edged Williams by 26 points to snap the Ephs three-year win streak to take the team title, while Wesleyan rounded out the Championships' top-three.

THE BASICS

  • TEAM TOP-THREE: Middlebury (47 points), Williams (73 points), Wesleyan (84 points)
  • TOP-MAMMOTH: Polischeck (23:28.4 / 26th)
  • TOTAL TEAMS / RUNNERS: 11 / 140

MAMMOTHS SCORING RUNNERS

  • Pacing the Mammoths for the third time this season, Olivia Polischeck '21 registered an average mile time of 6:17.7 to clock a 23:28.4 mark and finish 26th overall.
  • Lela Walter '19 was next across the finish line for Amherst, notching a time of 23:48.6 behind an 6:23.2 average mile to earn a 32nd place finish.
  • Wrapping up 11 seconds after Walter, Kristin Ratliff '20 took 42nd overall with a 23:59.4 mark.
  • Recording a 6:30.8 average mile, first-year Eline Laurent crossed the finish line in 24:17.2 to place 56th.
  • Sarah Gayer '21 was the final Mammoth on the score sheet, earning a 71st place finish with a time of 24:38.1. 

AMHERST IN THE SCORESHEET