XC 4th, 11th at ECAC
Anna Doyle ’15 placed 30th out of 276 runners at the ECAC Championships.
This past weekend, the women’s and men’s cross country teams competed at the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Championships in Williamstown, Mass. Although both teams rested their top seven runners in anticipation of this week’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) New England Regional Qualifier, the Mules still performed well on the road with the women earning fourth place and the men earning 11th place out of 40 teams.
On the women’s side, Abby Cheruiyot ’12 ran the six-kilometer course in 24:21 to garner 26th place in the race at Mount Greylock High School on Saturday, Nov. 5. Anna Doyle ’15 came in 30th place with a time of 24:29 and was followed closely by Michaela Swiatek ’15 in 38th place (24:43), Emily Harper ’15 in 40th place (24:47), Sylvia Doyle ’12 in 41st place (24:47), Maeve McGovern ’14 in 47th place (24:54) and Morgan Lingar ’13 in 56th place (25:03). Overall, the women tallied a team score of 175 to earn fourth place behind Middlebury College, Williams College and Tufts University, respectively.
For the men, Chris Greenlee ’14 led the pack of Mules with a time of 28:07.70 on the eight-kilometer course, good for 60th place. John Williams ’13 earned 65th place with a time of 28:18.84 while Tom Letourneau ’13 grabbed 77th place (28:32.81). Justin Rouse ’12 rounded out the top 100 runners with 99th place and a time of 28:32.81, and Paco DeFrancis ’14 followed closely behind with a time of 29:01.54 and a 102nd place finish. With a score of 398, the men secured 11th place at the meet.
On Saturday, Nov. 12, both the men’s and women’s cross country teams will travel south to Brunswick, Maine to compete in the New England Division III Championships. The top finishers will qualify for the NCAA Division III Championships on Nov. 19.