Women's Cross Country Finishes Sixth Out of 43 at ECAC Championship Meet
Issue   |   Wed, 11/11/2015 - 01:07

Last weekend, women’s cross country traveled to Williamstown to compete in the 2015 ECAC Championship.

The Jeffs put in a strong performance, impressively finishing in sixth out of the field of 46 teams from the Eastern College Athletic Conference with a final point total of 157. Finishing ahead of Amherst were Tufts, University of New England, Wiliams, Middlebury and NYU.

Sophomore Nicky Roberts led Amherst with a time of 23:41, and earned 12th place overall out of the field of 311 runners. This result marks her best finish of her two years on the cross country team.

Finishing in second on the team was junior Tess Frenzel, who posted a time of 24:12, good for 27th place.

Senior captain Caroline Rose finished soon after with a time of 24:28. This performance earned her 36th place.

The last two runners who counted toward the Jeffs’ final score of 157 were first-year Lela Walter and junior Keelin Moehl, who finished with times of 24:36 and 24:37, respectively. Walter placed in 40th, while Moehl earned 42nd.

The last runner for the Jeffs, sophomore Adele Loomis finished with a time of 25:42, placing 97th among the field.

The purple and white’s sixth-place finish mirrored their result from last year, when they also finished sixth in the ECAC Championships.

“It was really exciting to see everyone on our team give their all during the races at Williams,” Frenzel said. “Our seniors Caroline Rose and Keelin Moehl had fantastic last races and given what an amazing job they’ve done leading the team this year, they totally deserved it. I think the team is really fired up for heading into regionals this weekend and I can’t wait to see what we can do.”

The Jeffs look to continue to build upon their consistency as they head into the last couple races of the season. The purple and white look forward to their second-to-last race of the season next weekend at the NCAA Northeast Regional. The race will be hosted by Connecticut College.

Last year, Amherst took fourth place at the regional meet, led by sophomore Savanna Gornisiewicz and her ninth-place individual finish among the 387 runners competing at the meet.

This year’s race will begin on Saturday at noon.