SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the first time since the 2017 season, the Castleton University women's cross country team competed in the Western New England Invitational. The team had a strong showing as it earned one of its best results of the season by earning a top 10 finish as 17 teams competed in the race Saturday morning.
Senior Kaylyn Crompton finished the race in 13th place out of 198 total runners with a time of 23:09 (6:13 mile time). Crompton shattered her time at this meet from two season ago as she shaved off over three minutes.
Junior Lydia Maier was the second Spartan to cross the finish line as she earned a time of 24:46 (6:39 mile time) to finish in 39th place.
Rounding out the scoring for the Spartans was Giselle Rainville (74th – 25:49), Martina Comas-Altland (78th – 26:08), Claudia Sherman (133rd – 28:18), Erin Sulva (139th – 28:42), Birgit Kinneberg (141st – 28:44), Emerald Fagan-Trapen (143rd – 28:48), and Charlotte Morrison (184th – 33:36).
Mount Holyoke took home the team title with 40 points. University of New England (111 points), Wheaton (118 points), Bridgewater State (122 points), and Westfield State (131 points) rounded out the top five.
The Spartans took home ninth place with 259 points.
Women's cross country will return to action Saturday, November 2 as it competes in the Little East Conference Championship in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.