Women’s Cross Country to Compete at CC Champs

Women’s Cross Country to Compete at CC Champs

Digital Program | Live Results | Video (Finish of Race)

HAVERFORD, Pa. – Franklin & Marshall's women's cross country team is ready to compete at this Saturday's Centennial Conference (CC) Championships, hosted by Haverford. 

Race time on the 6K course is set to begin at 11:00 a.m. A team and individual champion will be crowned at the conclusion of the event with an awards ceremony taking place near the main tent. 

The Links You Need

-       Digital Championship Program

-       Live Results

-       Video (Coverage of the Finish)

-       Facebook Live Coverage

-       Championship Homepage

F&M History at Championships 

-       Top Finish – 4th (2005)

-       Number of Top-Five Team Finishes – 6

-       Last Top-Five Team Finish – 4th (2005)

-       Individual Champions – 1 – Jamie Kendig (1994)

-       All-CC Selections – 10

-       Last All-CC Selection – Sheena Crawley (2012)

A Look at the Teams 

Johns Hopkins has dominated the Championships as of late, taking the past eight titles from 2008-15. The Blue Jays enter as the top-ranked team in Division III. Prior to Johns Hopkins' run, Dickinson was the top team from 2000-07, while Haverford (3), McDaniel (1) and Gettysburg (1) have also captured team titles in the Conference's 23-year history.

The Diplomats have performed well in several events this fall and aim to improve on and eighth-place showing at the 2015 CC Championships. This year, F&M has taken the team title at both the PSU-Abington Invitational on Sept. 17 (1st out of 10 Teams) and the Alvernia Invitational on Oct. 15 (1st out of 4 Teams).

A Look at the Individuals 

Grace Adams figures to lead the way for F&M. She recorded a pair of second-place finishes for the Diplomats this season at both the PSU-Abington Invitational (22:52.5) and the Alvernia Invitational (25:56.6). 

Tess Meehan (Johns Hopkins) returns as last year's Individual Championship, along with teammate Caroline Smith who took fourth, to pace a stacked field of runners.

Dickinson's Sofia Canning was fifth last season, while Haverford's Katie Sullivan (sixth) and Muhlenberg's Jamie Pacilio (seventh) also return as former All-CC First Team selections. 

Up Next

Following the Conference Championships, the Diplomats close out the year with the NCAA Mid-East Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 11:00 a.m. The event is being hosted by DeSales.