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Women’s Cross Country Places Sixth at NCAA Regional, Pinsonault Earns All-New England Honors

Photo Courtesy of Bre Cavanaugh '19
Photo Courtesy of Bre Cavanaugh '19

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Wesleyan women's cross country team placed sixth out of 54 teams at the NCAA Division III New England Regional on Saturday morning. The Cardinals recorded 263 points, placing all five scoring runners in the top-70. Wesleyan's sixth-place finish was its best since 2009 when the team recorded a program-best fifth-place finish.

No. 4 Williams placed first with all five scorers placing in the top-25, while No. 3 MIT was second with all five runners in the top-30. Both teams earn automatic bids to the NCAA Division III Championships. 

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Sara Pinsonault crossed the lin in 22:26.6 which was good for 32nd-place and All-New England honors.
  • Mariah Saunders placed in the top-50 (49th) with a personal-best 6K time of 22:44.6.
  • Sara Greene was close behind, crossing the line in 22:50.2.
  • Becky Lopez-Anido and Emma Trapani rounded out the scorers for Wesleyan, finishing the 6K course in 22:56.7 and 22:58.9, respectively.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan, consistently ranked in the top-30 throughout the season, will wait to hear about an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championships. A total of 32 teams compete, with 16 automatic qualifiers (top two teams in each of the eight regions) and 16 at-large teams. In addition to team at-large bids, 56 individuals will be selected to compete.