GW Women's Cross Country Finishes 13th at Paul Short Invite
Seven Harriers Set 6K PRs to Lead Colonials to Best-Ever Finish at Event
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The regionally ranked George Washington women's cross country team had seven harriers record personal records en route to a 13th-place finish out of 35 competing teams at the 6,000-meter Paul Short Invitational on Friday morning.
GW, which entered the meet ranked No. 11 in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic regional poll, finished ahead of a pair of higher-ranked teams in the region in Rutgers and Rider. Additionally, the Colonials were the top-finishing Atlantic 10 team in the field.
Junior Macaulay Porter was GW's top finisher in the event, securing a 53rd-place finish out of 312 competitors. Her time of 21:31 is a new personal record, shattering her previous best 6K time from the 2013 NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional by 42 seconds.
Junior Ariana North was next across the finish line for the Colonials, taking 67th place in 21:44. North's time was also a new personal record, shaving 1:42 off of her previous best.
Sophomore Lauren t'Kint de Roodenbeke notched a new personal best, finishing in 21:51 for 79th place, a two-minute improvement on her previous record.
Freshman Madison Yerke followed in 88th place with a time of 21:57, an improvement of 1:49 on her 6K time from earlier this season.
Sophomore Miranda DiBiasio also contributed a new personal best by finishing the course in 22:06 for 107th place. Her time was 24 seconds better than her top 6K time from last year's NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional.
Freshman Rachel Hughen (167th, 22:42) and senior Caroline Wolfe (205th, 23:10) rounded out GW's scoring runners. Hughen improved on her previous 6K time by 1:19.
Freshman Kelli Stetson also tallied a new personal record by finishing in 23:12, an improvement of 1:02 on her 6K time from Sept. 12.
GW will be idle next weekend before returning to action at the Princeton Invitational on Oct. 17 in Princeton, New Jersey.
Women's Track Wraps Regular Season at Navy Multi Mix
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The George Washington women's indoor track team competed in its final regular-season meet of the indoor season on Thursday night at Navy's...
Women's Track Logs Seven Top-Five Finishes at Patriot Games
FAIRFAX, Va. - The George Washington women's indoor track team combined to post seven top-five finishes across five events at this weekend's Patriot Games at...
Women's Track Returns to Action at Terrapin Invite
HYATTSVILLE, Md. - The George Washington women's track team competed in its first indoor meet of the calendar year on Saturday at the Terrapin Invitational...
Women's Indoor Track Performs Well at Navy Lid-Lifter
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The George Washington women's track team commenced its indoor season on Tuesday night at Navy's Lid-Lifter Meet at Wesley A. Brown Field House.
Women's Cross Country Runs at NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional
LEHIGH, Pa. - The George Washington women's cross country tied for 16th place out of 28 teams at Friday's NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional at Lehigh University.
Cross Country Ready for NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday
ON THE LINE: George Washington's men's and women's cross country programs will line up with the best teams in the region at Friday's NCAA Mid-Atlantic...
Coogan & Cronin Earn A-10 Cross Country All-Rookie Honors
WASHINGTON - George Washington women's cross country freshman Margaret Coogan, along with men's cross country rookie Jackson Cronin, were named to the...
Women's Cross Country Places Sixth at A-10 Championship
LEESBURG, Va. - Junior Madison Yerke clinched All-Conference honors with a 14th-place finish to lead the George Washington women's cross country team to a...