Women's Cross Country

Zinner Thrives In Spotlight Of A-10 Championships

Sarah Barrett finished second for UMass in the A-10 Championships

Sarah Barrett finished second for UMass in the A-10 Championships

Oct. 27, 2012


PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The women's cross country team finished 12th Saturday in the A-10 Championships. Katie Clark of Butler took home the crown finishing first and led her team to a championship as La Salle and Richmond finished second and third respectively.

Freshman standout Carly Zinner led the way for UMass placing 35th overall in a field of 140 competitors. The freshman finished the 5k race with a time of 18:53.9 which is tied for her best time of the season which she set last week. In second for the Minutewomen was junior Sarah Barrett. Barrett like many of her teammates has improved each week finishing in a season best 19:19.5, a time good enough for 63rd overall. Rachel Hilliard wasn't far behind her at 19:25.3 and 67th overall.

Another one of Coach LaFreniere's top freshmen this season, Molly McMahon, placed fourth for UMass in 19:33.9. Following McMahon was sophomore harrier who has also made great strides of improvement over the course of the season Katie Powers. The Holbrook, Mass. native finished in fifth place for UMass, crossing the finish line at 19:43.1.

Next week the Minutewomen will compete in the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships on Friday in Madison, Conn. at 1:00 PM.

Atlantic 10 Conference Championships Top 5 Finishers

1. Katie Clark (Butler) - 16:55.9
2. Meghan McGlinchey (La Salle) - 17:03.3
3. Jillian Prentice (Richmond) - 17:42.2
4. Margo Richardson (Saint Louis) - 17:50.5
5. Mara Olson (Butler) - 17:55.4




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