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Women’s Cross Country Finishes 17th at NCAA Regional Championships

Rachel House

BRUNSWICK, Maine – Junior Meredith Cronin (Foxborough, Mass.) clocked in an 11th-place time to lead the Connecticut College women's cross country team to a 17th-place finish at the NCAA New England Regional Championships on Saturday on the campus of Bowdoin College.

Cronin, who has finished first on the team at every meet, circled the 6,000-meter course in 21:47.58 to pace the Camels. Sophomore Rachel House (Merrimack, N.H.) placed 29th in 22:20.75, and classmate Caroline Stevenson (Tarrytown, N.Y.) notched a 127th-place time of 23:53.07. Birgitta Salvesen-Quinn (Cambridge, Mass.), another sophomore, and senior Julianna Donovan (Needham, Mass.) hit the tape in 24:02.76 and 24:40.69 to round out the team's top five.

Williams won the team crown with 64 points, bettering runner-up MIT which ended the day with 84 points. Tufts (156), Bates (176) and Middlebury (209) completed the top five programs in the standings. MIT's Izzi Gengaro won the individual title in 21:19.10.

Cronin will hope to see her name on the list for the first time when individual selections are made for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.