BRONX, N.Y. – The Endicott women's cross country team finished first overall among 13 other teams at the York College Invitational on Sunday morning, hosted at historic Van Cortlandt Park.
Endicott captured the victory with a total score of 28 points, while John Jay (75) and Yeshiva (128) followed in second and third place, respectively. The rest of the standings included Bridgeport (138), CCNY (170), Sarah Lawrence (180), Dominican (N.Y.) (206), Queens (N.Y.) (214), York (N.Y.) (215), Lehman (215), Brooklyn (237), Concordia (N.Y.) (316), Queensborough CC (322), and Baruch (334).
On the individual side, it was an impressive showing for the Gulls as Holly Fossa (Essex, Mass.) paced the team finishing first overall on the 6-kilometer course with a time of 26:05.90. Laura Pomeroy (Windham, N.H.) followed right behind Fossa in second place (26:14.90), while Gabrielle Rabito (Woburn, Mass.), Haley Marek (Westhampton, Mass.), and Madeleine Keefe (Nashua, N.H.) finished in fifth (27:24.90), ninth (28:28.60), and 11th (29:39.40) to round out the rest of Endicott's top-5.
"We had a spectacular weekend all around. The team had a great attitude and embraced the opportunity to race at such a historic and challenged course," said Endicott women's cross country head coach Spencer Lange. "Walking away with two team wins and an individual victory from Holly was all we could've asked for. More importantly, they fought and grinded for those spots together, as a team. They have been working hard and we're excited for what's to come later in the season."
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- Endicott placed eight runners inside the top-15 of today's meet.
- Emma Johnson (Reading, Mass.), Michaela Kenney (Springfield, Mass.), and Leia Quinn (Norfolk, Mass.) finished 13th (29:56.80), 14th (30:15.30), and 15th (30:15.90) for the Gulls, respectively.
- Fossa's individual win was the second of her impressive 2019 campaign. Earlier this year, she won the "Battle of the North Shore" meet with a time of 20:23 on the 5-kilometer course at Gordon College.
- Going back to 2011 (based upon available data), this is Endicott's first win at an invitational with 10 or more competing programs and its lowest score in a team win with at least nine competing teams.
Endicott will compete in the Tri-State Invitational, hosted by CCRI, on Saturday, October 5 in Lincoln, Rhode Island at 10 AM.
(Photo Credit - Endicott Cross Country)