McKenna, Taylor Lead Camels to Third Place Tie in Home Invitational
WATERFORD, Conn.-Junior Faye McKenna (Amston, Conn.) posted a time of 22:37 to finish third in the field of 197 runners at Harkness State Park Saturday in the Connecticut College 6k Invitational. Kelsey Taylor (East Hampton, Conn.) placed 10th with a time of 23:11, helping the Camels secure a third place finish in the 16 team field with a score of 92 points. Both McKenna and Taylor were named to the All-Invitational Team for placing in the top 15.
Brandeis University won the invitational with a score of 56 points. RPI was the runner up with 90 points. The Camels and Bowdoin College finished in a third place tie with 92 points each.
Southern Connecticut State University senior Laura Brustolon (Mystic, Conn.) posted a time of 21:49 to win the individual crown.
Sophomore Lindsay Paiva (Coventry, R.I.) was the third Connecticut College scorer, finishing 23rd in a time of 23:49. Kerry Dermody (Erieville, N.Y.) posted a time of 24:02 to finish in 27th place. Sophomore Julianne Fowler (Guilford, Conn.) was the next Camel to reach the finish line in 29th place with a time of 24:09.
Junior Chiara Pandolfi (Rome, Italy) posted a time of 24:16 to place 33rd. Senior captain Colleen MacPhee (Maplewood, N.J.) was 38th overall with a time of 24:24.
Connecticut College men´s cross country coach Jim Butler coordinated a reception Saturday to honor women´s cross country Ned Bishop for his 25 years of service to the College. Bishop was honored by numerous alumni in attendance.
Complete results from the 2009 Connecticut College Invitational are available at
the Cool Running web site
September 26, 2009