Women's Cross Country

Cardinals Move to No. 8 in the South/Southeast Region

Cardinals Move to No. 8 in the South/Southeast Region

WASHINGTON, D.C- The Catholic University women's cross country team moved up in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings to No. 8 in the D3 South/Southeast Region on Tuesday.

The Cardinals had an impressive performance this past weekend at the Hornet Harrier Invite, placing second overall with three top-ten finishers. Catholic fared well against No. 4 Washington and Lee and placed ahead of No. 7 Mary Washington in the 6k race.

"We knew that the meet at Shenandoah would be a great test and indicator on how we would match up against some of the top teams in the South/Southeast Region", said Director of Cross Country and Track & Field Steve Rahn. "The women stepped up to the challenge on a tough, hilly course. Our freshman, Paige Wilderotter, and Hannah Marino had great performances in their first 6k race and are gaining confidence with every meet."

Other standout performers and key members to the team's second place finish at Shenandoah include junior Marykate Higley, junior Emily Snyder, senior Erin Duffey, and senior Kiera Lyons.

Catholic has finished in the top three overall in every meet so far this season and look to continue that success this Saturday, September 29 at the Don Cathcart Invitational in Salisbury, Md.

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