Women run well at New Englands
The top seven female cross country runners proved their strength at the
Division III New England Championships last weekend. Competing at Westfield
State College in Westfield, Massachusetts, five of the seven women ran
personal-best times, and all seven had notched season-best performances.
Katie Landry '05 finished 30th with a time of 18:31 and Libby Barney
'03 finished 37th in 18:47. Following were junior Bre McKenna (53rd),
first year Ellen Beth (66th), sophomore Kala Hardacker (68th), and first
year MaryBeth Sexton (85th).
According to Barney, the women were happy with their performances both
at the New England race and in the season as a whole. "We have such
a young team; we know we will only get better in the future," she
said. "As for right now, I could not be more proud of my teammates."
Hardacker said that the varsity runners had a great time together last
weekend. They even took a side trip on their return to Bowdoin in order
to have dinner with last year's captains.
A select group of runners traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts for
the ECAC championship race two weeks ago. The women ran as individual
racers and did not enter as a team.
The event, hosted by Williams College, pitted a pack of 242 runners against
each other. Grace Cho '05 was Bowdoin's top finisher, placing 35th with
a time of 20:37.
The women rest up this week in preparation for the indoor season's upcoming
training, which begins immediately after Thanksgiving vacation.
"Everyone's hard work really paid off this season, and we are looking
forward to what we all can do on the track
it should be a successful
winter and spring, no doubt," said Hardacker.