Women’s Cross Country Places 15th at Elms Blazer Invitational

Women’s Cross Country Places 15th at Elms Blazer Invitational

CHICOPEE, Mass.- The Eastern Nazarene women's cross country team raced to a 15th place finish at the Elms College Blazer Invitational Saturday held at Chicopee Memorial State Park.

The Lions were led by freshman Jessica Donovan (East Taunton, Mass.) with a time of 23:29, good for 46th place.

Jill Russell (Wappingers Falls, N.Y.) clocked in with a time of 24:37 to grab 58th place while Emily Ansel (Lititz, Pa.) crossed the finish line in 25:37. Senior Katherine Smith (Littleton, Mass.) posted a mark of 26:37 to finish in the top 100.

A total of 129 runners representing 22 institutions toed the starting line Saturday.

The University of New England claimed the team title and garnered the individual winner as Brittney Sorbello turned in the winning time of 19:57.

Up next, Eastern Nazarene will compete in the Westfield State Invitational October 12.