CASTLETON, Vt. -- The Castleton University women's cross country team competed in the Vermont State Meet earlier Friday evening.
Senior Kaylyn Crompton once again led the Spartans as she finished the five kilometer in first place with a time of 20:56 (6:45 mile time). Crompton, who finished 11 seconds ahead of the second-place runner, shaved off 54 seconds from the Castleton Invitational on September 7.
Junior Lydia Maier finished right behind Crompton in fifth place with a time of 21:41 (6:59 mile time). Maier also improved her time from the Castleton Invitational as she shaved off over a minute.
Freshman Giselle Rainville just missed outside the top ten as she finished in 11th place with a time of 22:57 (7:24 mile time).
St. Michael's College took home the team title with 29 points. Castleton pulled out the second-place finish with 48 points. Vermont Tech (77 points), Northern Vermont University-Johnson (106 points), and Northern Vermont University-Lyndon (110 points) rounded out the top five.
Women's cross country will return to action Saturday, October 12 as it competes in the James Earley Invitational in Westfield, Massachusetts. The women's race is slated to begin at 11:15 a.m.