WATERFORD, CT – The Vassar women’s cross country team finished 14th of 26 teams at Saturday morning’s Caroline Grape ‘22 Memorial Blue Race hosted by Connecticut College at Harkness Park. Senior Sasha Allison led the Brewers with a 23rd place finish in the 6,000-meter course, while the team totaled 341 points. Williams College won the team title with 74 points, while Tufts’ Danielle Page claimed the individual title with a time of 21:02.10.
Only the top-eight runners from a team competed in the blue race, and the course also serves as a preview to NCAA Regionals in November.
The Brewers were a little scattered in the 196-runner field but managed to stay competitive. Allison ran a season-best time of 22:57.10, while junior Augusta Stockman placed 55th by crossing the line at 23:39.40. First-years Noni Pattington and Anna Kaigle ran personal best times. Pattington ran a 24:24.10 for 85th, while Kaigle finished at 24:27.40 for 91st.
The following three Vassar finishers also set career-best marks in their 6k times.
Sophomore Clara Wiesler placed 107th with a time of 24:45.20, while first-year Sophia Henderson ran a 26:08.10. Sophomore Amaavi Miriyagalla rounded out the Vassar squad with a time of 26:25.40.
Vassar also had four runners in the “white” race. Eva Lennert and Mariah Jones ran 27:13.00 and 27:16.20, respectively. Anna Fetter was the third Brewer at 27:42.80, and Sophie Farr ran a 28:57.60.
The Brewers now have a slight break before returning for the Liberty League Championship held in Saratoga Spring, NY, on Oct. 30.