2010 UMW Women's Cross Country in Review

2010 UMW Women's Cross Country in Review

The University of Mary Washington women's cross country team turned in a pair of first place finishes as well as a pair of runner ups during the 2010 season.

The Eagles opened the fall with a pair of first place finsihes at the McDaniel College Invitational, as UMW finished first in both the 3K race as well as the 5K race. Freshman Liz Green began her standout season by placing fourth overall in both races to claim the top spot for UMW in each race.

Two weeks later, the Eagles finished first at the Greensboro College Invitational among Division III schools, as Green led the way with a ninth place overall finish. The following week at Salisbury University, the Eagles took sixth place, as the full 14-member squad performed in force for the first time.

The Eagles took eighth place among 21 schools at the DeSales University invitational one week later, and then took second at the Mt. Olive 5K, with Green and senior Sarah Dawes taking top-10 honors.

The Eagles took second place at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships, as Green took fifth overall, and Madalyn Crowell, Dawes, and Kristy Witek also gaining all-conference honors by placing in the top 15.

UMW closed the season with a 10th place finish among 25 schools at the NCAA Regional Championship, with Dawes gaining all-region honors by finishing in 18th place.