GW Women's Cross Country Victorious at Seahawk Invitational
Cohick Takes Second Place in GW Debut
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SAINT MARY'S CITY, Md. - Graduate student Christy Cohick ran to a second-place finish in her debut race and the Colonials placed five harriers among the top-six finishers as the George Washington women's cross country team finished in first place among seven teams on Saturday morning at the Seahawk Cross Country Invitational in Historic Saint Mary's City, Maryland.
GW's win marks the first meet victory for the Colonials since winning the Carnegie Mellon Invitational on October 14, 2006.
Conditions were difficult with high levels of heat and humidity.
GW totaled 20 points to win the meet, followed by Mary Washington (41), Howard (113), Saint Mary's College of Maryland (123), Catholic (138), Hood (149) and Southern Virginia (165).
Cohick was the second among 60 harriers to cross the finish line, navigating the 6,000-meter course in 23:42.86 to lead five Colonials in the top six.
Freshman Lauren t'Kint de Roodenbeke took third place in her collegiate debut, finishing the course in 24:15.05. She was joined by freshman Miranda DiBiasio (4th, 24:17.78), sophomore Macaulay Porter (5th, 24:46.64) and senior Katie Luker (6th, 25:37.52) in the top six.
Junior Katie Bishop was next across the finish line for the Colonials, posting a time of 26:07.65 for 10th place. She was followed closely by senior Erica Halvorson who finished in 11th place in 26:12.72.
Senior Aubrey Gunnels took 13th place in 26:28.69 and was followed by sophomore Caroline Wolfe (16th, 26:48.39), sophomore Kirsten Zeller (30th, 27:56.50), freshman Samantha Shenk (32nd, 28:12.39) and sophomore Liberty Mason-Sharma (47th, 30:41.36).
The Colonials return to action on September 13 at the Salty Dog Invitational, hosted by the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
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