Westfield, Mass. - Running in a field steeped in talent throughout New England, the Clark University women's cross country team asserted itself pretty well, finishing 12th out of 41 teams at the James Earley Invitational hosted by Westfield State at Stanley State Park on Saturday morning.
Junior Kristen Glennie (Standish, Maine) just missed out on the school record for a 6K course and freshman Nicolina Braccio (Nashua, N.H.)joined her in the top 30. Glennie posted a time of 23:12 - four seconds off of the school record - while Braccio checked in with a mark of 23:25.
Sophomore Maddy Doyle (South Berwick, Maine) was 86th (24:28).
Freshman Talia Neuhaus (Skokie, Ill.) was 150th (25:21).
Sophomore Liza French (Middleboro, Mass.) was 215th (26:05).
Sophomore Camille Bales (Portland, Ore.) was 266th (26:46).
Junior Emily Monahan-Morang (Freeport, Maine) was 272nd (26:54).
Freshman Sheila Ford (Charlottesville, Va.) was 338th (28:00).
Freshman Jessica Horwitz (Winchester, Mass.) was 350th (28:18).
Junior Rachel Donnelly-Cokinos (Monsey, N.Y.) was 386th (29:12).
Freshman Lucy Zachau (Freeport, Maine) was 398th (29:33).
Freshman Sophie Kelliher (Mansfield, Mass.) was 400th (29:36).
"Women's team continues to roll," said Clark University head coach Bill Gray. "Great performances all over the board even at the longer distance."
The Cougars return to action on Saturday when they travel to Waterford, Conn. for the Connecticut College Invitational.