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Women's Cross Country Team Finishes Seventh at Heps

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Junior Amy Schuman     By Doug Austin
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NEW YORK, N.Y. — The women's cross country team competed at the Ivy Heptagonal Cross Country Championship on Friday in New York, N.Y. and finished seventh (177 points). Junior Amy Schuman (Lee, N.H.) paced the Big Green, finishing in 18th place (17:59.0). Princeton took the top spot with 33 points and had five of the top 11 runners. Columbia finished in second (60 points) and Brown came in third (63 points).

"Schuman ran the best cross country race she has ever run," said assistant cross country coach Mark Coogan. "We wanted her to go out with the top 25 and move her way up, and she did just that finishing 18th.

The second and third best finishers for the Big Green came from their freshmen class. Hannah Rowe (St. Johnsbury, Vt.) crossed the line in 31st place (18:19.6) and Katelyn Walker (Shaker Heights, Ohio) finished 41st (18:29.9). The other two runners to score for Dartmouth were junior Elizabeth Short (North Reading, Mass.) in 43rd (18:31.7) and sophomore Katie Sullivan (Carmel, N.Y.) in 44th (18:32.9). Rowe had the fourth-best finish out of all the freshmen and Walker had the sixth-best freshmen finish.

The overall individual winner was Alex Banfich of Princeton with a time of 16:58.9. Caroline McDonough of Columbia finished second (17:18.9) and Jackie Drouin of Columbia finished third (17:22.3. The top 14 runners made the All-Ivy team.

The Dartmouth team next competes at the NCAA Regional Championship at Hammonsett Park, Conn. on November 13.