Women’s Cross Country Places 10th at Western New England Invitational

Women’s Cross Country Places 10th at Western New England Invitational

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (October 19, 2019) – The Western New England University women's cross country team hosted its annual Invitational on campus Saturday morning, placing tenth in the 17-team field.

The Golden Bears posted a team score of 286 on their way to tenth place. Mount Holyoke won the team title with a score of 40, followed by the University of New England (111) and Wheaton (118). Mount Holyoke's Hannah Rieders paced the 198-runner field with a time of 21:56 on the six-kilometer course.

Western New England was led by senior Brooke Townsend (Portland, Conn.), who finished 28th overall and earned a time of 24:15.

Junior Samantha Lewis (Goffstown, N.H.) was the next Golden Bear to cross the finish line, placing 50th in 25:05, while senior Edelinda Baptista (Pawtucket, R.I.) followed in 89th place and clocked in at 26:30.

More Western New England Performances:
Freshman Marissa Crisafulli (Weymouth, Mass.) | 97th place (26:42)
Senior Jessica Eldredge (South Windsor, Conn.) | 109th place (27:30)
Sophomore Gracyn Rothschild-Shea (Wilbraham, Mass.) | 132nd place (28:18)
Freshman Katie Burnham (Monson, Mass.) | 153rd place (29:30)

Up Next
The Golden Bears will be off next weekend, before returning to action on Saturday, November 2nd at the CCC Championship, hosted by Roger Williams.