BRISTOL, R.I. - The Middlebury College Panthers won their fifth consecutive Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Women's Cross Country Championship this afternoon at Colt State Park, finishing with a combined team score of 30 points to claim the 2013 title. Middlebury freshman Catie Skinner (Philadelphia, Pa.) was the individual champion in her first ECAC Cross Country Championship, completing the 6,000-meter course in 22:30, ten seconds ahead of her closest competitor. Williams College claimed second-place with 54 points and Tufts University finished third with 111 points. Also finishing in the top-five of the team competition was Amherst College in fourth-place (164) and Wellesley College in fifth-place (199), respectively.
The Panthers placed four runners in the top-ten of the individual race. Joining Skinner was senior Emily Atwood (Cape Elizabeth, Maine/22:40) in second-place, freshman Emma DeCamp (Washington, D.C./22:57) in fifth and senior Lottie Hedden (Washington, D.C./23:03) in tenth. Purchase College sophomore Katherine Henri (Staten Island, N.Y.) crossed the finish line with a time of 22:46, good enough for third overall. Williams College senior Louisa Lee (Short Hills, N.J.) finished right behind Henri in fourth, posting a time of 22:55 in her final ECAC Championship race.
Rounding out the top-ten individual finishers were Husson College junior Chrissy Larrabee (Brooks, Maine/22:58) in sixth, Williams College junior Anna Spiers (Chester, Va./23:00) in seventh, Spiers' teammate junior Amelia Ortiz (Eagle, Colo./23:02.07) in eighth and Amherst senior Lisa Walker (Louisville, Colo./23:02.66) in ninth. For a complete list of individual finishers and team results,
Curry was led by sophomore Megan Erickson (Westbrook, Conn.), who placed 187th with a time 27:10. Erickson was followed by sophomore Leigha Sweeney (Braintree, Mass.), 27:12 (190th), freshman Lydia Hixson (West Hartford, Conn.), 27:49 (220th), freshman Abigail Ceresi (North Kingstown, R.I.), 28:23 (235th), senior Molly Simon (Moraga, Calif.), 31:03 (294th), freshman Emily Purdee (Franklin, Mass.), 32:09 (309th) and Victoria Norton (), 33:31 (320th). (Race Recap Courtesy of ECAC Sports)
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