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Cross Country Takes Eighth at Centennial Conference Championship

Anna Kyle races at the 2019 Centennial Conference Championship

GETTYSBURG, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team put on a strong showing at the Centennial Conference Championship meet earlier Saturday afternoon in Gettysburg. The Owls claimed an eighth place finish at the event, with Anna Kyle leading the way by taking 27th place individually in the event. Bryn Mawr beat out McDaniel and Muhlenberg in the team standings and finished within a striking distance of both Gettysburg and Ursinus as well.

Kyle and Dorian Alexis led the team out with very solid performances on the day. Kyle's time of 24:02 was good enough for that 27th-place finish, while Alexis came across the line close behind in 39th in a time of 25:16.

Emily George ran a breakout day for Bryn Mawr, coming through as the third-fastest finisher on the day for Bryn Mawr. George ran a time of 26:55 in the event to finish in 50th overall.

Two first-years rounded out the top five for the Owls. Corinne Hartshorne was a new face in the front pack for Bryn Mawr, with the freshman running a time of 27:09 to finish as the fourth-fastest Owl on the day. Charlotte McDermott has been a mainstay of the Bryn Mawr top pack all season, and that continued today as the first-year ran a personal record time of 27:10.6 to take 53rd overall.

Rounding out the top seven for the Owls were Shannon Fisher and Carey Parker. Parker in particular put on another breakout performance for the Owls, as her 27:50 was the first time in the top seven for Bryn Mawr with a full squad.

Marien Richardson (27:52), Zoe Shinefield (28:09), Sarah Keane (28:18), Amelia McDonnell (28:24), and Eliza Lehman rounded out the rest of the Bryn Mawr squad in competition in the 6k championship race.

In the 6k open race, the Bryn Mawr squad finished fourth place as a team, showcasing the depth of the Owls team this year. The squad was led out by first-year Evelyn Fort (28:46) with an aggressive first mile. The Owls were also bolstered by a personal record run from Brooke Barton (29:28). Camryn Karis-Sconyers (29:41), Ella Heipt (30:02), and Emily Darrow (31:52) rounded out the top five for Bryn Mawr. Senior Hope Jones also ran a season best on the course with a time of 32:57.

The Owls will now prepare to welcome their alumnae/i back on campus next weekend for Alumx Day, and then the Owls will look to challenge the likes of Gettysburg and Ursinus again when the team travels up to Lehigh for the NCAA MidEast Regional on November 16th.

"The team was supported today by members of the Alexis, Lehman, Parker, Jones, and Richardson families as well as friends of the Kyle family. Many thanks to all who made the trip to Gettysburg and to the many more who supported us from afar!" - Coach Hewitt