September 1, 2012
Hammond Finishes Third at Bryn Mawr Invite; Six Garnet Runners in Top Ten
Media, Pa. - The Swarthmore College women's cross country team continued preparation for its fall campaign, with a strong showing at the Bryn Mawr Invitational on Saturday held at Rose Tree Park. Senior Rebecca Hammond was the top Swarthmore runner, finishing the 5000 Meter Run in 21:12.21, earning third place. Six Garnet runners finished the race in the top ten as both veterans and newcomers displayed promising performances for the season.
On Hammond's heels was fellow senior Rebecca Painter, who finished the race in 4th
(21:12.47), and close behind her in fifth was junior Emma Saarel
, with a time of 21:12.74.
Freshmen Jenna Cody
and Katie McMenamin
finished in sixth and eighth, respectively, with a time of 21:13.13 for Cody and a time of 21:27.71 for McMenamin. Rounding out Swarthmore's top ten finishers was freshman Sarah Nielsen, in ninth, with a time of 21:33.00.
Freshman Kate Crowley
/22:44.87) and sophomore Liz Tawa
/23:06.81) rounded out the Garnet performances on the day.
The team's next event is the Alumni Meet on Saturday, September 8th, beginning at 12:00pm.