Camel Quintet Garner All-Invitational Honors at Trinity
MANCHESTER, Conn.--Five Camels garnered All-Invitational honors with top 25 finishes at the season-opening Trinity College Invitational in Wickham Park Saturday afternoon. The Camels placed third in the eight team field with a score of 80 points. The College of New Jersey tallied 28 points to win the invitational. The Tufts University Jumbos finished as the runners up with 40 points.
Kelsey Taylor (East Hampton, Conn.) paced the Camels with an 11th place showing, posting a time of 17:19 on the 4k course. Sophomores Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) and Julianne Fowler (Guilford, Conn.) ran together with times of 17:33 and 17:34 to finish in 15th and 16th place. Junior Chiara Pandolfi (Rome, Italy) scored her first points with the Camels, completing the course in 17:42 to place 21st. Lindsay Paiva (Coventry, R.I.) was next in 22nd place, earning a spot on the All-Invitational Team with a time of 17:43.
Ally Bonito (Guilford, Conn.) posted a time of 17:56 as the sixth Camel scorer and 33rd runner to the finish line. In her collegiate debut, Leah Demarest (Amherst, N.H.) was the seventh scorer Saturday, placing 37tth in 18:03.
Senior captain Colleen MacPhee (Maplewood, N.J.) logged a time of 18:06 as the eighth Camel finisher in 39th place. The Camels competed without Faye McKenna (Amston, Conn.), their #1 runner in the pre-season. Head coach Ned Bishop is celebrating his silver anniversary on the sidelines this fall in his 25th season at the helm of the women´s cross country program.
Complete results from the 2009 Trinity College Invitational at Wickham Park are available at
the North East Sports Timing web site
September 12, 2009