HADLEY, Mass. – Senior Julia Mitchell of the women's cross country team was named the NESCAC Performer of the Week after winning the Little Three Championship and guiding the Cardinals to a second place finish this Saturday. Mitchell completed the 4k course with a time of 15:33.9, which was three seconds ahead of the next best runner.
Mitchell capped off last season with an impressive 40th place finish at the 2017 New England Regional meet, helping to lead the team to a ninth-place finish. Following her stellar performance, Head Coach John Crooke had high hopes for Mitchell coming into this fall, and it is safe to say that she did not disappoint in the opening meet of the 2018 campaign.
On Saturday, September 29th the team will head to Lehigh University for the 45th Paul Short Run, one of the largest cross country meets in the nation. Last year, Mitchell tallied a seventh-place nod, completing the 6k course with a time of 22:35.