Women’s Cross Country Claims First-Place Honors in White Event at Paul Short Run

Photo by Garret Weintrob '21
Photo by Garret Weintrob '21

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Wesleyan University women's cross country team placed four runners in the top-20 overall, as the Cardinals took home first-place recognition out of 32 teams during the Women's White event at the Paul Short Run on Friday at Lehigh University.

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • Freshman Becky Lopez-Anido showcased her immense talent in Bethlehem, Pa., grabbing fifth-place recognition out of 271 competitors with a time of 22:29, as she was Wesleyan's top-performer. The Orono, Maine native is off to an outstanding start during her rookie season, placing second overall at the season-opening Wesleyan Invitational on Sept. 15.
  • Junior Julia Mitchell, who placed first overall at the Wesleyan Invitational, tallied a seventh-place nod, while being the Cardinals' second-place finisher with a time of 22:35. Sophomore Sara Pinsonault continues to perform consistently, finishing in Wesleyan's third slot for the second time this season with a time of 23:05. The Sparta, N.J. native finished 14th overall, as she was a major reason the Cardinals finished with a team score of 69 and held a 35-point advantage over second-place Gettysburg.
  • Junior Rhoen Fiutak clocked a time of 23:15, which was good for 20th overall and the fourth-best effort on the team. Rounding out the scoring for the Cardinals was sophomore Rosie Skovron, as she placed 20th overall with a time of 23:22.
  • Senior Morgan Findley (23:44) and freshman Lizzie Edwards (23:45) performed well for Wesleyan, placing 43rd and 44th overall, respectively.

UP NEXT:

  • The Cardinals will make the journey to Williams College in Williamstown, Mass., on Saturday, Oct. 14, for the Little Three Championship, starting at 12:30 p.m. The squad will then focus on the NESCAC Championship on Saturday, Oct. 28, in New Gloucester, Maine.