WELLESLEY, Mass. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team took part in the 35th annual Seven Sisters Championship earlier Sunday morning, hosted this year by Wellesley. The Owls put on a strong showing, with Kate Edwards leading the team to a sixth-place finish overall.
Edwards has been one of the strongest performers for the Owls all year, and that continued today at Seven Sisters. The junior posted a time of 23:03 to take seventh place individually, averaging just over a six-minute mile pace throughout the race. For her strong performance, Edwards was named First Team All-Seven Sisters.
Freshman Campbell Powell showed off her own skills in her first appearance at a Seven Sisters race. Powell was the next-fastest finisher for the Owls, posting a time of 25:14 to finish 45th overall in the event. That time was also a new personal record for the talented first-year Owl. Chelsea Thangavelu came in close behind Powell, running a 25:29 to finish 52nd on the day.
Sophie Webb took fourth for the Owls, stepping up big time to fill a role in the top five for Bryn Mawr, while Nina Inman rounded out that top five. Webb, a sophomore, finished in a time of 26:13, while Inman posted a personal best 27:21 in her first career Seven Sisters race. Those finishes were enough to push the Owls past Mount Holyoke in the overall standings on the day.
Hannah Kim finished just behind Inman in a time of 27:25. Freshman Emily Williams closed out the top seven runners for Bryn Mawr by finishing 82nd in a time of 27:51. First-years Anna Kyle, Hannah Chang, Shannon Fisher and Cecilia White also put up strong results in their first Seven Sisters race. Juniors Sydney Maves and Elizabeth Robinson each put together solid races as well, finishing in 84th and 86th, respectively. Madeleine Maier posted a time of 32:54 in the event to take 93rd place. Meanwhile, senior captain Jocelyn Martinez also put up a great effort in her final appearance at Seven Sisters, posting a time of 35:08.
After today's solid performance, the Owls will enter into the final stretch of their season before championships. Bryn Mawr will take part in their last regular-season race on Friday afternoon, running in the Haverford Last Chance meet. The Owls will then get right back in action at Haverford the following weekend for the Centennial Conference Championships.
*The team was supported at the race today by the Campbells, the Webbs, the Whites, and the Williams. Many thanks to all who were able to cheer us on and all who supported us from afar. - Coach Hewitt*