HAVERFORD, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team had a chance to preview part of the Centennial Conference Championship course earlier Friday afternoon when they took part in the Haverford Invitational. The Owls posted some very strong results in the race, which took place at the Fords' cross country course, where next weekend's conference championship meet is set to take place.
The Owls were led out by sophomore stalwart Chelsea Thangavelu. She kicked off her race at a very strong 6:39 pace over the first mile, slowing just slightly over the next two to post a finish of 21:04. Freshman Emily Williams came in close behind, finishing just over half-a-minute behind Thangavelu with a time of 21:36. The Owls' top five was rounded out with a trio of very solid races from Sophie Webb, Hannah Kim, and Nina Inman.
There were plenty of other strong finishes for the Owls on the day. First-year runner Hannah Chang put together a very nice race, as she was able to combine an aggressive start with savvy running throughout the middle portion of the course to finish in 23:33. Sophomore Maddie Maier finished right behind Chang, while Shannon Fisher set a new personal record in the distance with a time of 25:54. Megan Braught finished her first collegiate race in just under 29 minutes.
Today's results mark the final regular season race for the Owls before championships next weekend. Bryn Mawr will travel right back down the road to Haverford next Saturday for the Centennial Conference title race. Be sure to check right back here at GoBrynMawr.com for a full recap of that event.
*The team was supported this weekend by the Braughts, the Cains, the Campbells, the Webbs, and the Williams, as well as Alumnae Alex Beda ('16) and many significant others. Many thanks to all who were able to attend and all who support us from a far. - Coach Hewitt*