Wrapping Up the Cross Country Season

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While most of our eyes were focused towards Indiana, a number of the Ivy squads finished their cross country season in New York City, where the IC4As/ECAC Cross Country Championships were held at Van Cortlandt Park.  Princeton, Columbia, and Harvard raced in the IC4A event, while Princeton was the lone Ivy in the ECAC event.  And like in Indiana, it was windy and cool in the Bronx.

In both races, the top Ivy finishers were seniors, marking the end of their cross country careers while in an Ivy uniform.  Harvard’s Kellen Blumberg was the first male finisher in the IC4A 5-mile race, crossing the line in 5th place with 25:15.0.  Princeton’s Michael Williams and George Galasso were the next two Ivy seniors to finish, in 9th (25:24.2) and 18th (25:41.2) places respectively.  Columbia’s first finisher was junior Ben Eversole in 19th place (25:45.6).  Georgetown won the team battle with 43 points, followed by St. Joseph’s (PA) (69) and Princeton (109).  Columbia edged out Harvard by one point, 156 to 157, earning 6th and 7th team placements respectively.  In the ECAC 5-km race, the Princeton women finished in a tie for 5th place with George Mason as Georgetown also won the ECAC event.  Princeton’s first finisher was senior Marissa Cummings (18:43.5-shown above) in 13th place.  Aside: Marissa is the younger sister of Sarah Cummings (Pr ’11) who won the NYRR Race to Deliver 4-miler on Sunday morning.  Junior Jackie Nicholas was the next Tiger finisher in 18th place with 18:52.7.

And so ends the official cross country season for 2013.  The 2013-2014 indoor track season starts on December 7th.

photo from Princeton Athletics Communications

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