BOSTON, Mass. – The Endicott women's cross country team finished second overall out of 19 teams at the Suffolk University Invitational on Friday evening at Franklin Park.
Emmanuel College won the invitational with 69 points, while Endicott ranked second (72) ahead of Framingham State University (113), host Suffolk University (121) and Tiffin University (150).
Individually, for Endicott, sophomore harrier Emma Farrington (Essex Junction, Vt.) paced the Gulls on the 5-kilometer course with a time of 20:41 for 10th place overall.
Meanwhile, Aleah MacKay (Bedford, N.H.) and Abigail Keim (Williston, Vt.) finished closely behind in 12th (20:50) and 14th (21:03) places, respectively. Laura Pomeroy (Windham, N.H.) and Hannah Mason (Deerfield, N.H.) came in next for the Gulls in 19th place (21:07) and 24th (21:34) to round out Endicott's top-5.
"I was very pleased with how the women's team raced today," said Endicott women's cross country head coach Spencer Lange. "They have been training much closer than they have been this season and raced together out there. That helped a great deal with the scoring, despite just being edged out by Emmanuel. This was our best finish at a meet this size so we are pleased with the team results but even more excited to see where we can take things during championship season."
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Endicott's pack running among their top-5 runners led to a differential of less than a minute (53-seconds).
- The Gulls' top-7 also consisted of Sophia Conde (Bedford, Mass.) and Haley Marek (Westhampton, Mass.). The duo finished 27th (21:49) and 31st (22:14), respectively.
- The difference among Endicott's top-7 runners was 1:33.
- Endicott topped two Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) teams in the invitational (Curry, 17th | Nichols, 18th).
Endicott will compete in the CCC Championship, hosted by Gordon College, on Saturday, October 27 at 11 AM.
(Photo Credit - Nick Grace)