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Kronauer and Keep Post Top-15 Finish at Centennial Conference Championships

Kronauer and Keep Post Top-15 Finish at Centennial Conference Championships

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Senior Kristina Kronauer and sophomore Claudia Keep paced the Owls to a seventh place finish at the annual Centennial Conference Championships hosted by Haverford College Saturday afternoon.

Kronauer took home 6th place by sprinting to a time of 21:39.1 in the 6K race, her fastest time of the year. She continued to cement herself as one of Bryn Mawr's all-time runner. Kronauer's 6th place finish matched the programs best conference finish which was previously held by All-American Joanna Simonis in 2005. Staying with the lead pack the whole race, Kronauer finished the race 26-second behind the winner, Hannah Oneda from Johns Hopkins. In addition, her 21:39.1 time set a new school record at the 6K distance which was held by Katie Weng.

Keep, taking home the 15th fastest time out of 113 runners, posted a 22:11.4. She was followed by sophomore Kim Wiley who ran a 24:26.6 and freshman Rebecca Craig (24:28.8), who all ran break out races help leading the Owls to their 7th place finish. Wiley dropped more than a minute off her previous personal best time while Craig ran to a new PR time.

Freshmen classmates Hannah Hastings (24:40.6) and Alexandra Beda (25:30.2) finished fifth and sixth, respectively. Hasting ran-off nearly three minutes from her previous personal best time while Beda and junior Elaine Schmidt (26:13.17) posted personal bests.

The Owls are back to competitive action in two weeks when they travel to Carlisle, Pa., for the 2012 NCAA Mideast Regionals. A select number of runner will participate in the annual Alumnae run next Saturday as part of the annual Bryn Mawr College Athletic Alumnae Day. 

Team Standings
1. Johns Hopkins – 24 pts
2. Haverford – 87 pts
3. Dickinson – 101 pts
4. Muhlenberg – 123 pts
5. Gettysburg – 129 pts
6. Swarthmore – 150 pts
7. Bryn Mawr – 166 pts
8. Franklin & Marshall – 201 pts
9. Ursinus – 285 pts
10. McDaniel – 301 pts