St. Mary's Women's Cross Country Runs at Division II/Division III Challenge

Grace Humphries
Grace Humphries

For Immediate Release · By Erika Kopf · elkopf@smcm.edu

Kutztown, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's cross country team picked up 19th place as a team at the Division II/Division III Challenge held at Kutztown University Saturday morning. The Seahawks notched an average time of 27:14.3 on the 6K course.

The Basics:

  • Place – 19th of 20
  • Location – Kutztown University – Kutztown, Pa.

St. Mary's Top Five Finishers:

  • Sophomore Halcyon Ruskin (Kensington, Md./Albert Einstein) was the first finisher for St. Mary's with a time of 26:10.1. Ruskin placed 116th out of 244 runners on Saturday.
  • Senior captain Grace Humphries (Lutherville, Md./Mercy) completed the race with a 137th-place finish. Humphries finished with a time of 26:37.8.
  • Sophomore Marisa McCormick (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert) was the third runner to complete the race for the Seahawks, finishing 151st with a time of 27:02.2 for the 6K race.
  • Shortly behind McCormick was first-year Sarah Jeffrey (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) crossed the finish line at 28:06.1 for a 184th-place finish.
  • First-year Nhu Chau (Elkridge, Md./Howard) closed out the Top 5 Seahawk finishers on Saturday. Chau had a 185th-place finish with a time of 28:15.4.

Other Top Finishers:

  • Summer Hill of Division II California University of Pennsylvania was the first runner to complete the 6K at the Division II/Division III Challenge on Saturday. Hill finished with a time of 22:05.2.
  • Allison Decker of Division II East Stroudsburg University rounded out the Top 5 with a time of 22:54.4.

Up Next:

  • St. Mary's will be back in action on Saturday, September 24 at Galloway, N.J. for the Osprey Open. The race begins at 10:00 a.m.

Team Standings (20 teams) – 1. Bloomsburg – 69; 2. Shippensburg – 73; 3. Seton Hill – 138; 4. East Stroudsburg – 162; 5. Mount Olive – 164; 6. California U. – 171; 7. Susquehanna – 221; 8. Lock Haven – 227; 9. Gettysburg – 232; 10. Le Moyne – 233; 11. Kutztown – 241; 12. Slippery Rock – 252; 13. York (Pa.) – 308; 14. Philadelphia U. – 318; 15. West Chester – 383; 16. Bryn Mawr – 448; 17. Ursinus – 553; 18. Felician – 558; 19. St. Mary's (Md.) – 573; 20. Cheyney – 654.

Seahawk Finishers (244 runners) – 116. Halcyon Ruskin; 137.. Grace Humphries; 151. Marisa McCormick; 184. Sarah Jeffrey; 185. Nhu Chau; 190. Kaitlyn Simmons – 28:22.3; 191. Alex Schoen – 28:22.3; 194. Caitlyn Sarudy – 28:25.2; 215. Lindsey Power – 30:10.2; 220. Natalie Hussey – 30:55.3; 230. Marie Lewis – 32:29.1; 236. Alyssa Leventer – 33:12.2; 238. Tara Vizzi – 34.19.9.

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