MEDIA, Pa. – Freshman Rebecca Craig won her first collegiate race by posting a time of 22:18.85 while the Owls claimed the team title by posting a score of 15.
Craig ran side-by-side with runner-up Haley Burnhauser, a non-scoring runner from PSU-Schuylkill, through the first mile of the race. During the second mile, Craig started taking a small lead and by third mile her lead increased to over five seconds. Craig led the field to the finish line as she claimed her first individual win in a college race.
Bryn Mawr placed six of their runner in the top 10, including four in the top-five. Freshman Hannah Hastings took home third place with a time of 23:03.47 followed by junior Sarah Macholdt in fourth in the time of 23:31.52. Macholdt's posted her fastest time of the season.
Sophomore Elsie Chung and senior Emily Bell finished in fifth and sixth by running 23:50.66 and 23:55.16, respectively. Bryn Mawr added two more runners in the top-20 for an all-around strong team showing.
Sophomore Irena Goldstein placed sixth for the Owls by smashing her PR by more than a minute with a 24:54.73.
The 15 team points is the lowest possible team score in cross country. Head coach Jason Hewitt stated "I'm impressed with the performance from this team; it was a tough course and everyone stepped –up today."
The Owls are back to action on Thursday, Sept. 20, when they travel down Route 30 for the Main Line Invitational hosted by Haverford College.