The 2010 season promises to be another strong one for the Camels. All but one of the squad's top runners return from a year ago, and that level of experience will be a strength as the team vies for another top 10 finish this fall.
Senior captain Kelsey Taylor held down the number two spot in the lineup last season and will be counted upon to lead the team in 2010. In addition to her cross country success, Taylor is a member of the school record-holding 4x800m and 4x1500m relay teams. Juniors Kerry Dermody and Lindsay Paiva have consistently finished among the team's five scorers during their careers and their continued development will be a key to the team's fortunes.
Other returnees with varsity experience include senior Chiara Pandolfi, juniors Julianne Fowler and Ally Bonito, and sophomores Merry Byrne, Molly Pistrang, and Michelle Wesley. The arrival of first year runners Grace Glynn and Katie Beers should pay immediate dividends for the squad.
Senior Faye McKenna, the program´s top runner in 2009, is recovering from a summertime injury and plans on returning to competitition during the indoor track season.
The Camels will get their racing legs established with three invitational meets in September. After a week off the squad will then race against Division I, II & III teams at Franklin Park in the highly competitive NEICAAA Championship. The Connecticut College Invitational in mid-October will be a springboard toward strong finishes in the highly competitive NESCAC and New England Division III Championship races and the possibility of advancement to the NCAA Championship to be held at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.
September 2, 2010