MEDIA, Pa. – The Bryn Mawr Cross Country Team opened their 2017 season with an outstanding showing at their home invitational Friday evening. The Owls hosted 9 other universities from across the region at the Bryn Mawr Invitational, a 5k course located at Rose Tree Park. Senior Kate Edwards was a dominant runner, leading the race from the start to finish she strode her way to becoming the overall winner for the meet with a time of 19:47.9. Almost one minute faster than her time last year. "After a great summer of training, she certainly looks stronger than ever" noted Coach Hewitt. All together the team was able to score a total of 26 points and win the meet.
She paced the pack which featured 69 runners including junior Chelsea Thangavelu who crossed the line in second with an overall time of 20:37. In addition, freshman runners Dorian Alexis, Emily George and Nevada Powers had great college debuts as well rounding out Bryn Mawr's top 7 runners including with Grace Cain.
The fourth member of the first year squad to debut was Emily Darrow who placed 51st overall with a time of 25:21. A solid showing from the runner for her first effort in an Owl's jersey with a particular great last 800m finish.
Coach Hewitt was very satisfied with the team's results and noted that "this team has a tenacity about them that doesn't quit". Hopefully we will see more of this tenacity throughout the rest of the season as well. In two weeks the Owls will split up and send half of the squad to Abington Invitational and the rest will head to Bill Fritz Invitational for their second race of the season.