Women's Cross Country Report (Week 5) - Anderson Earns Earlham Invitational Crown
GREENWOOD, IN - The Anderson women's cross country team won the five-team Earlham Invitational on Saturday in Richmond. The Ravens held off host Earlham, Rose-Hulman, IU-East, and Oakland City in the team standings.
Junior Candace DeLong (Anderson, Ind./Frankton) won the meet with a top time of 19:53, holding off the second place finisher by 22 seconds. Other top 10 finishers for the Ravens were Casey Gillespie (Heltonville, Ind./Bedford North Lawrence) (6th, 21:32), Christie Tyler (Angola, Ind./H.S.) (7th, 21:45) and Heather Quinlan (Brookville, Ind./Franklin Co.) (9th, 21:55).
Earlham was paced by sophomore Maddie Fega (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional). Fega led the second place Quakers with a time of 21:19 to finish fourth individually.
Rose-Hulman earned a third place finish as a team and had two individuals place in the top five. Freshman Nicole Gonzalez (Camarillo, Cali./H.S.) placed second at the meet with a time of 21:15, while sophomore Katherine Moravec (Seymour, Ind./H.S.) finished third (21:16).
Franklin, Hanover, and Transylvania ran at the Greater Louisville Cross Country Classic Saturday. Hanover led the three schools with a fourth place finish, while Franklin and Transylvania placed seventh and 18th in the 32 team "silver" race field.
Franklin College’s Hillary Cain (Rushville, Ind./H.S.) placed sixth among 261 individual runners to lead the HCAC competitors. The freshman posted a personal-best time of 19:07 in the 5K race.
Hanover was led in the event by senior Rachel Moreland (Lawton, Mich./H.S.). Moreland placed 20th overall with a time of 19:54.
Bluffton, Defiance, and Mount St. Joseph competed at the All-Ohio Championships Friday. Defiance led the HCAC contingent with a 18th place finish, while Bluffton and Mount St. Joseph placed 19th and 21st among the 22 schools.
This weekend, Rose-Hulman and Manchester will run at the Gibson Family Invitational in Terre Haute. The Hanover squad will travel down to Orlando, Florida for the Disney Classic, while Franklin will travel up to the Wisconsin-Parkside Invitational.