2010 Wesleyan Women's Cross Country Hopeful of Repeat Performance as Top-5 in Regional, NCAA Bid
Coming off their 14th place
finish nationally, the Cardinals look to improve on their fourth-place showing
at NESCACs and fifth-place finish at the New England regional qualifier in 2010.
With three national appearances in the last eight years under their belt, the
women will be looking to make another trip to the NCAAs this season. The team did
suffer the loss of All-American Ravenna Neville ’10 but fortunately returns five
out of seven from the 2009 varsity. Back from a year ago is NESCAC Rookie of
the Year Julia Mark ’13. Mark, who also earned all-NESCAC first-team honors and
all-New England Divison III laurels in cross country, had a successful track
season with PRs of 17:45 and 4:43 in the 5k and 1500m, respectively. Along with Mark are co-captains Sarah
White ’11 (right side of photo) and Jessica Levin ’11 (left side of photo), who both set PRs of 18:34 in the 5k and 4:55
in the 1500m, respectively. Also returning are Tess Crain ’12 and Rosie Keogh
’13. Coming off of some strong spring performances, the team will look to its
depth to help mix it up this fall. Some other potential contributors include
Chloe Lalonde ’13 Hannah Zimmerman ’13, Nellie Triedman ’13 and Nicole Lepre
’13. With another impressive freshman class, the future looks bright for a
repeat appearance at the NCAA Championship in November.
The first race of the fall takes place Sat., Sept. 11 when the Cardinals welcome back their alums for some competition. Wesleyan faces outside teams Sat., Sept. 25 during the Wesleyan Invitational with the participating teams still TBA.