Wartburg places five runners in the top nine to win IIAC championship
PELLA, Iowa -- Wartburg claimed its second consecutive and 14th overall Iowa Conference championship on Saturday.
The Knights placed five in the top nine and had all seven scoring runners in the top-14 to outdistance runner-up Loras 30-43, and claim a league-record 14th title. This marked the second consecutive year Wartburg had seven runners earn All-Conference honors.
Luther finished third (59 points), while Central took fourth (104).
Serres covered the 6-kilometer course in 21:29.3, capturing the individual title by a comfortable margin against runner-up Haddie Vawter of Wartburg. Despite being without all-Americans Alana Enabnit and Sammi Bruett, who finished one and two at last year's championships, the Knights still accounted for half of the top 10 in the women's race as Serena Goetzl (23:07.1), Erin Sawyers (23:13.5), Elli Parker (23:25.9) and Lauren Mapes (23:37.8) finished fifth, sixth, eighth and ninth, respectively.
WESTMINSTER, Md. -- Senior Holly Clarke won her first individual title of the season to lead Hopkins to its sixth consecutive Centennial Conference championship at McDaniel College on Saturday morning. The Blue Jays finished with five of the top six runners recording 17 points and earning the team title. Haverford finished second in the team standings with 55 points, while Dickinson was third with 68.
Hopkins had the top three runners at the meet, with Clarke winning the title (22:22), junior Frances Loeb taking second (22:29) and sophomore Hannah Oneda finishing third (22:30). After Haverford’s Emily Scott took fourth place (22:57), Sophia Meehan was fifth (23:05) and Annie Monagle was close behind in sixth (23:08).
WATERFORD, Conn. -- Middlebury won its 12th NESCAC championship on Saturday afternoon hosted by Connecticut College.
Middlebury ran away from the field, placing five of its runners among the top nine. The win was so convincing that any of the other top five racers combined would still not have beat the Panthers’ miniscule score of 29. Williams placed second with 51 points, followed by Tufts in third with 90.
Erzsebeth Nagy led the Middlebury effort with a second place overall finish in 21:27, seven seconds off the championship pace. Alison Maxwell wasn't far behind, earning a third place finish in 21:43. The Panthers owned racers seven through nine, all finishing within two seconds of one another. Emily Singer led the pack in 21:49, Sarah Guth was next with a time of 21:51.6, followed by Katie Rominger in ninth place in 21:51.7.
HOLLAND, Mich. -- Fifth-ranked Calvin stole the show at the MIAA championships hosted by Hope on Saturday.
Calvin placed first with five runners in the top 10 and 21 points overall. Cassandra Vince placed first for Calvin with a time of 21:36. Vince was folllowed by Nicole Michmerhuizen (third), Kimby Penning (fourth), Alyssa Oram (fifth) and Rebekah Folkema (eighth).
No. 22 Hope earned second with 36 points and St. Mary's (Ind.) placed third.
CHINO, Calif. -- Seventh-ranked Claremont-M-S won its fourth consecutive SCIAC title on Saturday.
Claremont-M-S placed four runners in the top 10. The team was led by Adele Eslinger who placed second with a time of 23:22.39. Eslinger was joined by Allison Barnwell (fifth), Sara
Mostatabi (fifth) and Lisa Beem (seventh).
Occidental placed second overall followed by Cal Lutheran in third.
PITTSBURGH -- Ninth-ranked Chicago edged eighth-ranked NYU at the University Athletic Association (UAA) cross country championship. Chicago was the defending champion at the race.
The Maroons finished with 54 points and runner-up NYU scored 60 points. They were followed by Brandeis (88 points), No. 10 Washington-St. Louis (92), Case Western Reserve (110), Rochester (149), Emory (162) and Carnegie Mellon (170).
Chicago sophomore Catherine Young (second place), senior Michaela Whitelaw (sixth place) and sophomore Brianna Hickey (10th place) all finished in the top 10 individually. NYU also placed three racers in the top 10. Fifth place proved crucial, as the Maroons took 19th place while the Violets took 30th place.
Lily Corsaro was NYU's top finisher, placing fourth overall with a time of 22:06.1 in the hilly 6k course.