Women’s Cross Country: Six runners set personal bests at Invitational

By: Angelo Pellegrini, Contributing Writer

This past weekend the women’s cross country team traveled to the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania eager to get back into action after a few weeks of hard training.

After taking 33rd a year ago, the Tigers finished 22nd overall out of 45, with 566 points. Saint Joseph’s, Bloomsburg and Binghamton took the top three places.

Six of their seven runners set new personal bests, with junior Megan Knoblock running a 22:27, good enough for 49th out of 387, once again leading the way for Towson.

“The majority of the group had personal bests, which is extremely encouraging and a sign of steps in the right direction,” Head Coach Mike Jackson said according to towsontigers.com.

Freshman Abby Gauthier had another strong performance, finishing just out of the top 100 with a time of 22:58. Rounding out the top five for the Tigers were sophomores Colleen Cook, Hannah Walter and Emily Johnson with times of 23:07, 23:57 and 24:54 respectively.

Next up, the Tigers will close out their regular season at the Princeton Invitational on Oct. 17.

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