MEDIA, Pa. - The Bryn Mawr cross country team was out in force at their second home invitational of the year on Friday, and the Owls dominated the event from start to finish. Anna Kyle sailed past the rest of the field, winning the 6k event by over a minute over the next-closest finisher. Three other Owls finished in the top ten to help Bryn Mawr claim the win on the evening over four other teams.
Kyle was in the lead pack of Owls right from the start, and as the event went on she began to exert her dominance. By the midway portion of the race she was already pulling away from the rest of the field en route to a final time of 25:21, winning by 1:05 over Rosemont's Madeline Brady.
A pair of first-years were next across the line for Bryn Mawr, as Marien Richardson and Charlotte McDermott finished in fourth and fifth place. Richardson crossed the line in 27:17, followed by McDermott in a time of 27:45.
Senior Shannon Fisher put together a strong race, finishing as the fourth-fastest Owl and in seventh overall on the night in a time of 27:58. Sophomore Zoe Shinefield wrapped up the scorers for Bryn Mawr, finishing just outside the top ten with a time of 28:57.
First-years Eliza Lehman and Camryn Karis-Sconyers were next across the line, finishing in 14th and 17th overall. Classmates Brooke Barton and Carey Parker each posted top 20 finishes as well. Evelyn Fort, Ella Heipt, Emily George, and Emily Darrow finished within three seconds of each other to take top 30 spots and close out the Owls in action.
With the perfect start to the Homecoming Weekend under their belt, the Owls will now prep for the Paul Short Invitational. That event, hosted by Lehigh University, is set for next Saturday, October 5th.
"The team was supported today by members of the Fisher, Jones, Karis-Sconyers, and Parker families, as well as many former runners and friends. Many thanks to those who were in attendance and to those that supported us from afar." - Coach Hewitt