Men Finish First, Women Second at the Runnin' Monks Invitational

Men Finish First, Women Second at the Runnin' Monks Invitational

STANDISH, Maine—The Babson College men's and women's cross country teams both put four runners in the top eight of their respective races as the men came in first and the women second at the Saint Joseph's College Runnin' Monks Invitational on Saturday.

The Green and White totaled 38 points in the men's race to edge second-place Maine-Farmington. The Beavers finished with 35 points in the women's race, which was just three points off the pace of Maine-Farmington.

Senior Jonathan Miller (Westford, Mass.) came in fourth overall with a time of 29:50, which was one spot ahead of junior Austin Henry (Egg Harbor Township, N.J.), who placed fifth with a time of 30:16. First-year Zach Goldberg (Westford, Mass.) finished seventh with a time of 30:52 on the 8k course, while sophomore Samir Arora (Fremont, Calif.) was eighth with a time of 31:00.

Senior Ryan Colaco (Danville, Calif.) rounded out the men's squad with a time of 32:26 to finish 15th overall.

Sophomore Stephanie Rodriguez (Guatemala City, Guatemala) edged senior Melanie Plattner (Fort Lee, N.J.) for fourth place with a time of 22:11 on the 5k course. Plattner came in fifth overall, junior Chaela Hood (Plymouth, Mass.) was sixth with a time of 22:23, and first-year Camille Lewis (Cheshire, Conn.) came in eighth in a time of 22:52.

First-years Julia Lawlor (Duxbury, Mass.) and Caroline Winicki (Middlebury, Conn.) were separated by less than a second in 11th and 12th place, respectively, while classmates Grace Regan (Kingston, N.Y.) and Emma Cavanaugh (Southbury, Conn.) both crossed the finish line in 23:21 to come in 14th and 15th. Fellow first-year Kelley Burtch (Norwell, Mass.) recorded a 16th-place finish with a time of 23:38.

Babson returns to action next Saturday when it travels to the Connecticut College Invitational. The men's 8k race starts at 11 a.m. and will be followed by the women's 6k meet at 12 p.m.

MEET NOTES
• The Beavers competed at the Runnin' Monks Invitational for the first time in program history.
• Saturday's victory by the Babson men kept Maine-Farmington from winning the event for a third consecutive season.
• Lewis and Lawlor both returned to action for the first time since September 1 at Wheaton.
• Sophomore Maeve Sullivan (Wilmington, Mass.) also made her 2017 debut on Saturday.

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