Women’s Cross Country Finishes Seventh in New England Regional

In the 2007 fall season, the women’s cross country team won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference Championship, scoring 50 points to runner-up Wheaton College (72). Kathryn A. Gordon ’11 received NEWMAC Rookie of the Year honors as Maria J. Monks ’10 led the way with a fourth place finish. Close behind were teammates Elizabeth M. Finn ’09 (5th), Jennifer A. Doyle ’09 (12th), Gordon (14th), and Adrienne M. Bolger ’09 (15th). The win marked the third time that both the men’s and women’s cross country teams took the NEWMAC title in the same year.

At the New England Intercollegiate Amateur Athletics Association Championship, the women finished in seventh place overall, the highest finish for either the men’s or women’s programs ever.

After an impressive season, the women unfortunately seemed to be suffering from fatigue at the NCAA Division III Regional Championship, finishing a disappointing seventh out of 47 teams. The team missed qualifying for the national championship by two spots.

Individually, Finn qualified for NCAA Division III Championships by finishing 20th overall in the 6,000-meter race with a time of 22:22. She became the fourth runner in team history to do so and ended up finishing 100th overall in the competition.

Halston W. Taylor is the head coach of the women’s cross country team.