BRYN MAWR- Pa. - With Preseason coming to an end Bryn Mawr's Cross Country team awaits their home opener this weekend that will set the precedent for the team's season. This year the Owls will be loaded with four talented freshman who will certainly provide a new dynamic to the team.
Last year, the Owls were able to finish seventh at their Centennial Conference Championship, and recently have been predicted in the 2017 Centennial Conference Preseason Poll to place seventh again. While the team seems to have solidified thier spot in the Conference, Coach Hewitt expects the depth of the 2017 team to be most noticable at the Regional level. To kick off Labor Day weekend, this Friday September 1st the Owls will be hosting the Bryn Mawr Invitational at Rose Tree Park at 6:05pm and will be showcasing all of their preseason hard work.
After the team jumpstarts this weekend at the Bryn Mawr Invitational, where they welcome 10 instutions including Centennial Conference's Ursinus College and Swathmore College, the team's season will be in full force. The Owls will have a slightly tighter schedule this year, and are predicted to attend a total of nine meets. Some meets to certainly keep an eye out for this season will be the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational, Seven Sisters Championship taking place at Smith College this year, the Centennial Conference Championship and the NCAA Mid East Regional Championship.
For 2017 Cross Country complete schedule click here: http://gobrynmawr.com/sports/wxc/2017-18/schedule
Dorian Alexis- Carrobro, NC./ Emerson Waldorf
5k PR: 20:24
Highlights: Cross Country Captain '15-16, HS Course Record
Why Bryn Mawr? I chose Bryn Mawr for the small, tight-knit community, the diversity and the cross country team! The food of course, was also a major part of my decision.
Emily Darrow- Calabassas, Calif./ Calabassas
5k PR: 22:40
Mile PR: 6:52
Highlights: Cross Country Captain'15-16, Runner of the Year '14-'16, Dropped 5k PR by over 6 mins in HS.
Why Bryn Mawr? I chose Bryn Mawr for its amazing community and professors. I also get the opportunity to spend four more years doing a sport I love. The beautiful campus and great opportunities help too.
Emily George- Wilmette, Ill. / North Short Country Day School
Mile PR: 6:08
Highlights: Senior Class Record for 3200m, Sub 13:00 2 Mile during senior year
Why Bryn Mawr? I chose Bryn Mawr for the challenging academics, fun extracurriculars, vast opportunities and amazing people!
Nevada Powers- Battleboro, Vt. / Northfield Mount Herman
5k PR: 20:38
Mile PR: 5:45
Highlights: Cross Country Capatain '15 -'16, Track and Field Captain '16 -17
Why Bryn Mawr? I chose Bryn Mawr because I felt like I belonged when I came to campus.