Women's Cross Country

Women's XC Repeats as Women's Cross Country Champions; Third Title in Four Years

Women's XC Repeats as Women's Cross Country Champions; Third Title in Four Years

The ESF women's cross-country team brought home the first title of the weekend, winning its third conference title in the last four years.

Senior Marissa Lathrop repeated as individual champion as ESF posted a perfect score.

Lathrop bested a field of 40 on a muddy course with a 5-kilometer time of 23:35, a 13-second victory over ESF freshman Cassidy Engleson (23.48) and 21 seconds over senior classmate Erin Cuddihy (23:56) in third place. Sophomores Erin Cocca (24:03) and Cori Conlon (24:27) rounded out the scoring five for ESF.

The Mighty Oaks had the top eight finishers and 13 of the 15 receiving medalist honors for a convincing 35-point victory over Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (50 points), which claimed runner-up honors for the second straight year. The College of New Rochelle (77 points) finished in third place, rounding out the scoring teams.

The cross-country team will now prepare for the U.S. Collegiate Athletic Association national championship Nov. 9 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.