POTSDAM – The 31st-ranked Vassar College women’s cross country team had its best showing at the Liberty League Championships in four years on Saturday. Four different Brewers earned all-league honors, as Vassar captured third place in the team standings for the first time since 2014. This year’s meet was held at Clarkson University’s Munter Trail.
Hannah Martin was named Second Team All-Liberty League after securing ninth place overall. She posted a time of 22:34.3 for 6000 meters to become the Brewers’ first top-10 finisher since Lucy Balcezak was also ninth in 2016.
Vassar also had three runners receive Honorable Mention All-Liberty League accolades after placing between 14th-21st overall. Christiana Prater-Lee (22:51.7) led that group with her 15th-place showing. Cameron Daddis was 17th in 22:56.5, while Megan Horn notched a 23:06.9 clocking to capture 21st place overall. Elise Matera (Chapel Hill, NC) made it five Brewers in the top 25 after registering a time of 23:11.3.
With a team total of 87 points, Vassar finished solidly in third place. St. Lawrence had the top two individuals and complied 29 team points to claim its first conference title in four years. The Saints’ Ashley Walker won the individual crown by four seconds, recording a time of 22:15.1.
“It was a great race,” Head Coach James McCowan said. “We knew going in that St. Lawrence and RPI had a bit of an edge, and that it would be close between us and RIT. We got out pretty well and stayed solidly ahead of RIT the whole race. Third is a solid day, as this sets us up well for Regionals where we know what we need to do to earn that Nationals bid.”
Before the NCAA Regional Championships on Nov. 10, Vassar will first be in action at the ECAC Championships this Saturday in Milton, NY. The Brewers are the defending ECAC Champions.