One might think that after an emotionally stressful week and a full month of strenuous physical workouts, the women?s cross country team may not have been on top of their game last Saturday. Well ? think again.

The Rochester Institute of Technology decided to continue on with the meet scheduled with SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Brockport and UR.

Once again, the Yellow-jackets ran away with their second straight victory in convincing fashion by scoring 19 points with RIT following in second-place with 53 points.

Fredonia and Brockport scored 76 and 91 points respectively. Despite finding it hard to focus on running throughout the week we all managed to pull together and race strongly as is evident by our convincing win,? sophomore Mary Lebrun said.

Individual highlights

The Yellowjackets controlled the race by placing runners in eight of the top ten spots. Sophomores Lebrun and Erika Wasser-stein had stellar performances by placing first and second respectively.

?Mary had an outstanding race and I was especially pleased with Erika?s improvement from our last race,? Hartwig said.

The top ten placewinners for UR were seniors Kadie Simon, Amanda Danforth, Ashley Ellms, Jaime Dimmig and junior Lisa Johns.

Sophomore Lisa Brassow was edged out and grabbed 11th place.

Improvement was the key word that the Yellowjackets got out of Saturday?s race. Junior Becky Alexander also improved her times from the meet two weeks ago.

Now the women will focus on their ?first big test of the year,? Hartwig said.

They will travel to Van Cortlandt Park, the home course of New York University. ?You can only get psyched up for so many meets and this week is definitely one of them,? Hartwig said.

Johnston can be reached at cjohnston@campustimes.org.



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