MILTON, N.Y. (Nov. 5, 2016) – The USMMA women's cross country team finished in ninth place on Saturday at the 2016 ECAC Championship Meet, held at the Hudson Valley Sports Dome up in Ulster County. The Mariners finished with a score of 214 points on the day.
Freshman Sophia Tucker (Navarre, Fla.) had the best individual finish for the Mariner women at this event in program history. She crossed the finish line in 15th place (14 points) with a time of 25:55.9. Tucker, along with classmate Briana Broccoli (Herndon, Va.) earned their way on the All-ECAC Team. Broccoli came in right behind Tucker in 16th place (15 points) in 25:56.3.
Freshman Anna Lewis (Lakehead, Calif.) was the next Mariner to finish, coming in 42nd place (40 points) with a time of 27:43.9. Senior Mary Catherine Zehnder (Carle Place, N.Y.) placed 69th (66 points) in 29:10.4 and freshman Valerie Bowman (Newark, Ohio) rounded out the USMMA runners at the event with an 83rd place (79 point) finish in 30:28.3.
Up next, Merchant Marine will participate in the NCAA Regional Meet next Saturday, Nov. 12, hosted by Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. For more information on the event, click here.
Women's 5K Race
Pl. Name Time
15 Sophia Tucker 25:55.9
16 Briana Broccoli 25:56.3
42 Anna Lewis 27:43.9
69 Mary Catherine Zehnder 29:10.4
83 Valerie Bowman 30:28.3
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Women’s Cross Country Places Ninth At ECAC Championships