Diplomats Compete at Dickinson Inv.
CARLISLE, Pa - The Franklin & Marshall women's cross country team took 11th out of 15 teams at the Dickinson Long/Short Invitational on Saturday.
The Diplomats collected 163 points in the 4K race and 109 in the 6K race. Johns Hopkins won the invitational with a combined score of 54 points to edge out Messiah in second and Dickinson in third.
The long race featured the best time of the day in Rachel Suydam, finishing 21st with a time of 24:14.16. The second best finish went to Jenna Bush, coming in at 38th in 25:10.86, while Emily Kornfeld ran 25:46.32 for 52nd.
Freshman Grace Thompson competed in the long race and took 58th with a time of 26:04.15.
Emily Wilson, Elizabeth Albright and Hilary Flynn finished seven spots between each other. Wilson took 66th in 26:47.59 and Albright came next with a time of 27:09.14 for 69th. Flynn ran 27:37.66 to finish in 73rd and seventh on the team. The last runner for the Diplomats was Margaret Capp, who finished the course in 28:47.96.
Megan Hunter led F&M in the short race, running 16:10.60 for 53rd overall. Competing in both races on the afternoon, Wilson took second in the 4K with a time of 16:20.81 and 68th place.
Amy Jordan came in 77th with a time of 16:29.59 and Kelly Farrelly ran 16:38.09 for 81st overall. Coming in fifth on the team was Amy Burke with a time of 16:44.70.
Kat Boardman and Melissa Zimmerman finished third and fourth on the team with times of 17:57.56 and 18:02.85, respectively. Five seconds behind Zimmerman was Emily Weir, clocking in 18:07.90.
Keira Rakoff and Samantha Schneider rounded out the Diplomats final runners in the 4K race. Rakoff ran 18:29.41 and Schneider completed the course in 19:05.22.
F&M returns to action on Oct. 3 at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh, beginning at 1:45 p.m.