Women’s Cross Country: CAA struggles

By: Angelo Pellegrini, Contributing Writer

In their return to the College of Charleston for the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Championship 6 K Meet, Women’s Cross Country finished 8th overall as a team.

Four runners also set new personal bests in route to their strong team performance.

William & Mary took home the championship for the fourth straight season, with James Madison and Elon rounding out the top three, respectively.

While there were some strong individual performances, Head Coach Mike Jackson was unhappy with the team’s placing.

“Today’s finish is not the one that we are pleased with,” Jackson said. “While there were some encouraging individual performances, this is a team effort. I’m looking forward to next week’s practice and plan on finishing the season with a strong effort at the regional championship.”

Junior Megan Knoblock was Towson’s top runner, finishing 32nd overall while setting a personal best time of 22:14.6.

Two more Tigers finished in the top 50, with freshman Abby Gauthier and sophomore Hannah Walter taking 47th and 48th while clocking in at 23:03.9 and 23:03.0 respectively.

Rounding out the top 5 for Towson were sophomores Colleen Cook and Emily Johnson.

Cook took 58th place with a 23:19.5, while Johnson captured 60th place with a personal record of 23:24.5.

The Tigers’ get a much needed two weeks of practice until they wrap their postseason races at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals, which take place Nov. 13 and will be hosted by Princeton. The gun will go off at noon.

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