OBERLIN, Ohio - The Saint Mary's cross country team placed 24th in a large, competitive field at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble on Saturday.
Host Oberlin won the event with a team score of 72 while John Carroll was second with a 120. Kenyon, who is ranked No. 28 in the USTFCCCA Top 25 poll, was third with a 123. The Belles turned in a score of 642 and were only four points behind Nazareth for 23rd (638).
Adele Edmonds led the pack for the Belles with a new personal record time of 23:48.8. She finished 59th overall and picked up 58 team points while improving her PR by two seconds. Anna McClowry posted a 24:51.3 as the next Belle across the finish line. She finished a tenth of a second ahead of a runner from Mount Union to place 120th overall and earn 112 points.
Maura Honan, Fiona Winfrey, and Shanan Hamilton all finished within 16 seconds of one another for Saint Mary's. Honan ran a 26:15.5 for 175th place and 154 points. Winfrey was 179th in the field of 240 runners with a 26:23.9 while earning 158 points. Hamilton turned in a 26:31.7 for 182nd and 160 points while beating out a runner from Washington and Jefferson by two-tenths of a second.
Emily Harrast ran a 27:06.6 to place 197th overall. Katie Glenn crossed the finish line in 27:30.0 for 203rd. KC McQuaid wrapped up the team efforts with a 28:29.8 while placing 219th.
The Belles have a break from racing next weekend and are back to competition on Saturday, October 28 at the MIAA Championship race hosted by Adrian.