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Cross country wraps up season at New England Regionals

Published: November 16, 2012
Section: Opinions

Both the men and women’s cross-country teams competed this past weekend in the New England Regional Championship at Westfield State University. The men finished in 13th place out of 50 teams while the women placed 16th out of 51 teams.

The men’s squad was once again led by Ed Colvin ’14; however, Colvin was unable to accomplish his goal of attaining All-New England honors as he finished in 50th place in a field of 351 competitors with a time of 26:01.17 on the eight-kilometer course. The results were disappointing for Colvin as he failed to improve on his 49th place performance from the previous year.

In the final meet of his career, Mik Kern ’13 finished in 62nd place with a time of 26:16.10, marking just the second time this season that Kern was the team’s second-best finisher. Classmate Alex Kramer ’13 finished in third for the Judges, coming in 72nd place with a time of 26:27.86.

Jarrett Harrigan ’15 finished close behind Kern with a time of 26:35.70 to earn 77th place while classmate Greg Bray ’15 barely missed a top-100 finish, coming in less than a second short as he finished with a time of 27:03.55, earning a 101st place finish to round out the scoring for the Judges.

Michael Rosenbach ’15 and Taylor Dundas ’14 were non-scoring members of the team, coming in 120th and 170th place respectively with times of 27:23.29 and 28:14.70.

On the women’s side, Amelia Lundkvist ’14 led the team with a 41st place finish in a field of 367 entrants with a time of 22:36.91 on the six-kilometer course. Lundkvist substantially improved on her performance from the previous year as she finished 22 spots ahead, taking 34 seconds off her time.

Classmate Ali Kirsch ’14 was the team’s second runner, coming in 55th place with a time of 22:52.82. Disappointingly, Kirsch was unable to improve on her performance from the previous year as she fell 14 spots.

Maggie Hensel ’16 and Kelsey Whitaker ’16, in their first regional meet, were the Judges’ third and fourth scorers, respectively, placing 115th and 137th with times of 23:59.77 and 24:24.92. Graduate student Erin Bisceglia rounded out the scoring for the Judges in her final collegiate race, placing 188th with a time of 25:19.42.

Molly Paris ’16 and Rachel Keller ’16 did not score for the Judges, placing 215th and 242nd, respectively.