GW Women's Cross Country Take Fifth at Salty Dog Invitational

Freshman Miranda DiBiasio was GW's top finisher at Saturday's Salty Dog Invitational.
Sept. 13, 2014

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Freshman Miranda DiBiasio finished in 18th place out of 135 competitors and the George Washington women's cross country team totaled 154 points en route to a fifth-place finish out of 11 competing teams at the Salty Dog Invitational at the United States Naval Academy Golf Course on Saturday morning.

Johns Hopkins won the meet with 24 points and host Navy took second with 53 points. Richmond finished in third place with 78 points followed by UMBC (99), GW (144), Maryland (155), Loyola (Md.) (208), American (228), Howard (288), McDaniel (304) and Bowie State (348).

Conditions were cool and damp on Saturday morning as the Colonials placed three harriers in the top 50.

DiBiasio finished the 6,000-meter course in 23:18.25, improving her 6K time from last week by just over one minute.

Sophomore Macaulay Porter was next across the line for the Colonials, navigating the course in 23:25.83 for 21st place. Also finishing in the top 50 was sophomore Ariana North, who finished in 23:39.13 for 32nd place and freshman Lauren t'Kint de Roodebeke who took 39th place in 23:51.47.

Senior Erica Halvorson (85th, 25:37.32), junior Caroline Wolfe (87th, 25:46.42), senior Kathryn Luker (102nd, 26:24.16), Katie Bishop (93rd, 26:03.70) and senior Aubrey Gunnels (110th, 26:55.96) rounded out the Colonials' scorers.

The fifth-place showing marks the best team performance by George Washington at the Salty Dog Invitational since a fifth-place finish in 2009.

GW returns to action at the George Mason Invitational on Oct. 4 in Leesburg, Virginia.



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