GW Women's Cross Country Returns to Action at Saturday's Salty Dog Invite
Colonials Run Locally in Second Straight Meet
Sept. 13, 2013
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The George Washington women's cross country team returns to action on Saturday with its second straight local competition at the annual Salty Dog Invitational at the United States Naval Academy Golf Club.
GW will run against six other teams, including two programs ranked in the top-15 of the Mid-Atlantic region preseason poll, in the 6,000-meter event. American (No. 4), UMBC (No. 14), Navy, Howard, Loyola (Md.) and Maryland will also be in action at the event.
Last season the Colonials finished in sixth place out of seven teams, with then-senior Julia Weir pacing the team with a 14th-place finish.
GW is coming off a second-place showing at the Catholic Invitational last weekend. Graduate student Angela Ryck became the first GW harrier to win an event since 2010 with her first-place performance. She was joined in the top-10 by freshmen Ariana North (6th) and Macaulay Porter (7th).
For her performance Ryck was named the Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week in addition to GWsports.com's Colonial of the Week.
Following the Salty Dog Invitational the Colonials will travel to Bethlehem, Pa., for the Paul Short Invitational on October 5.