Camels Place Ninth at NESCAC Championship
Paiva Leads Camels with 53rd Place Finish
AMHERST, Mass.--Connecticut College senior Lindsay Paiva (Coventry, R.I.) posted a time of 24:38 en route to a 53rd place finish on the 6k course at the 2011 NESCAC Women's Cross Country Championship hosted by Amherst College Saturday. Results
The improving Camels moved up two spots from their 2010 finish in a ninth place showing, outlasting both Hamilton and Trinity with a score of 297 points.
"We are very proud of what we accomplished today," Connecticut College Head Women's Cross Country/Track & Field Coach Ned Bishop said Saturday. "We had set a goal to finish 10th so to get to ninth place was a tremendous accomplishment."
Williams College placed four of its runners among the top eight as the Ephs captured their 12th NESCAC Championship with a winning score of 34 points.
The Middlebury College Panthers placed second with a score of 42 points with the Lord Jeffs of Amherst College taking third with 105 points.
Williams College sophomore Chiara Del Piccolo posted a time of 21:58 to win the individual title.
Connecticut College senior Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) posted a time of 25:13 to complete the course in 72nd place as the second Camel finisher behind Paiva. Senior Lianne Swanson (Franklin, Mass.) checked in with a time of 25:14 in 75th place. Heather Rochford (Red Bank, N.J.) was the 106th runner to the finish line with a time of 26:22.
Libby Maret (Sandy Hook, Conn.) posted a time of 26:44 in 109th place. Junior Michelle Wesley (Millwood, N.Y.) was next in 112th place with a time of 26:53.
In her first competitive race since Sept. 24, senior Ally Bonito (Guilford, Conn.) logged a time of 26:57 to finish in 114th place for the Camels.
October 29, 2011