MEDIA, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team opened their 2019 season on Friday night by hosting their annual home invitational at Rose Tree Park. The Owls certainly showcased plenty of talent at the event, with senior Anna Kyle's second place finish helping pace Bryn Mawr to third place in the team standings by the end of the night.
Kyle's time of 20:32 was just seven seconds shy of the best time of the night, posted by winner Megan Bernotas of Eastern.
Sophomore Sarah Keane followed just behind Kyle, finishing in 20th place overall with a time of 22:30. First-year Marien Richardson made a great collegiate debut for the Owls, finishing with the third-fastest time of the squad at 22:49.
Classmates Amelia McDonnell and Emma Fiorini took the fourth and fifth spots for the Owls, finishing in times of 23:17 and 23:52 respectively. Freshman Charlotte McDermott also broke the 24-minute mark as the sixth-fastest Owl on the evening, finishing in a time of 23:57.
Shannon Fisher got her senior season started in fine fashion, running a 24:13 in the event to finish well inside the top half of the field. Sophomore Zoe Shinefield also accomplished that feat, with her time of 24:21 giving her a 48th place finish.
Junior Emily Darrow did a great job pacing first-year teammates Camryn Karis-Sconyers and Corinne Hartshorne, as the trio finished back-to-back-to-back right around the 25:30 mark. First-years Eliza Lehman and Ella Heipt came in next for Bryn Mawr, and Evelyn Fort, Brooke Barton, Hannah Stanley, and Carey Parker wrapped up the finishers for the Owls on the evening.
Overall, the Owls took third place as a team, finishing just behind Eastern and Centennial Conference foe Swarthmore. Bryn Mawr surged past all other comers, including league opponents Ursinus and local rivals Rosemont and Arcadia.
The Owls will be back in action in two weeks, as they will travel to Kutztown University for the Division II/III Challenge on Saturday, September 14th.
"The team was supported today by members of the Fiorini, Fisher, McDonnell, Hartshorne, Karis-Sconyers, Parker, and Shinefield families, as well as former members of the team and significant others. Many thanks to those who were in attendance and to those that supported us from afar" - Coach Hewitt