CARLISLE, Pa. – Marking their annual pilgrimage to Carlisle for The Long and Short Invitational, the Bryn Mawr College cross country team took home 4th place in the combined scores, one of the top finishes for the Owls at this event in program history.
The Owls dominated both races. Senior co-captain Kristina Kronauer paced the field in the 6K (long) event. Her time of 22:54.4 was nearly 20-seconds faster that the second place finisher, Samantha Mayden from Muhlenberg. In the 4K (short) race, sophomore Claudia Keep (pictured) took home 4th place with a 15:27.3.
Other runners putting forth great times in the 6K event included sophomore Kim Wiley, who finished 57th overall with a time 25:36.7. Sophomore Georgia Robles was the third finisher for the Owls with a time of 26:12.9 while freshman Hannah Hastings finished the race in time of 27:31.1; both times are PR's. Sophomore Elaine Schmidt (144th overall, 28:16.8) and senior co-captain Emily Bell (145th overall, 28:17.1) went back-to-back for Bryn Mawr. Also running a great race for the Yellow and White was sophomore Irena Goldstein who ran a 31:48.3. a personal best time at the 6K distance.
In addition to Keep's short race bringing her home in 4th place, five others running in the event posted personal best times. Freshman Rebecca Craig took home 21st place overall in 16:22.7 while classmate Alexandra Beda ran a 17:17.7 for 37th place. Junior Victoria Travis also claimed a personal best time as she compete the race in 18:19.5 (57th overall) as Freshman Julia Henrikson took home 69th place with a time of 18:59.7. Rounding out personal best time in the short event was freshman Marissa Mirecki with a 19:46.8.
Bryn Mawr got a feel for the course that will host the 2012 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The Owls are back to action on Saturday, Oct.6, when they travel to the Plateau in Philadelphia for the Jack Saint Clair Memorial hosted by Philadelphia University. The gun goes off at 12:00 noon.