GW Women's Cross Country Finishes in Sixth at Salty Dog Invite
Sept. 15, 2012
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The George Washington women's cross country ran to a sixth-place finish out of seven teams in its second meet of the season on Saturday morning at the Salty Dog Invitational hosted at the United States Naval Academy Golf Club.
The Invitational featured four teams that are ranked in the latest United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region Poll in Navy, Maryland, American and Loyola (Md.).
The host Midshipmen claimed first place in the event followed by Johns Hopkins, Malone, Maryland, Loyola (Md.). The Colonials took sixth, finishing ahead of UMBC.
The Colonials finished just two points behind Loyola (Md.) who rank No. 15 in the latest USTFCCCA Mid-Atlantic Poll.
Senior Julia Weir was the top finisher for the Colonials on Saturday, taking 19th place overall out of 123 runners in the 5,000-meter race. She finished in 23:28, which was a 17-second improvement from her time at the 2011 installment of the event.
Senior Heather Stevens was next across the finish line for GW after navigating the course in 23:53 for a 30th-place finish. Stevens also improved on her 2011 Salty Dog Invitational time by about a minute. She was followed by freshman Caroline Wolfe (34th, 24:02), senior Juliana Stern (46th, 24:20), freshman Katie Bishop (76th, 25:08), sophomore Aubrey Gunnels (86th, 25:17), sophomore Erica Halvorson (101st, 25:47) and sophomore Katie Luker (106th, 26:01).
The Colonials return to action on September 29 at the George Mason Invitational.