St. Mary's Women's Cross Country Kicks off Season at Mustang Stampede

St. Mary's Women's Cross Country Kicks off Season at Mustang Stampede

For Immediate Release · By Justin Gordon · jpgordon@smcm.edu

Stevenson, Md. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's cross country team began the 2017 campaign by placing fourth Friday evening at the Mustang Stampede hosted by Stevenson University on the Greenspring campus.

The Basics

  • Place – 4th out of 4
  • Location – Stevenson University (Greenspring Campus) – Stevenson, Md.

St. Mary's Top 5 Finishers

  • First-year Kara Taylor (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) was the first Seahawk to cross the finish line in 26th place with a time of 16:22.23.
  • Senior captain Halcyon Ruskin (Kensington Md./Albert Einstein) finished second out of the St. Mary's runners, placing 30th in 16:56.52.
  • Junior captain Marisa McCormick (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert) came in 36th place in a field of 67 runners with a time of 17:31.37.
  • Sophomore Sarah Jeffrey (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) took 38th place and was the fourth Seahawk to finish with a time of 17:52.67.
  • Junior Lindsey Power (Glen Arm, Md./Notre Dame Prep) rounded out the top-5 finishers for St. Mary's, finishing 39th in 17:56.04.

Other Top Performers

  • No. 1 Johns Hopkins University captured the Stampede by having runners place 1-6 in the final standings while Felicia Koerner claimed the individual title with a time of 14:23.03.
  • The Catholic University of America finished second after being led by Kiera Lyons' ninth-place finish.
  • Host Stevenson placed third after Kelly Winklbauer led the way with a seventh-place finish.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • The Seahawks will compete at the Salty Dog Invitational next Saturday, September 9 at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis. The race is scheduled to start at 9:45 a.m.

Team Standings (4 Teams): 1. Johns Hopkins (15); 2. Catholic (65); 3. Stevenson (70); 4. St. Mary's (93)

Seahawk Finishers (67 runners): 26. Kara Taylor; 30. Halcyon Ruskin; 36. Marisa McCormick, 38. Sarah Jeffrey; 39. Lindsey Power; 40. Caitlin Sarudy (18:13.92); 43. Emily Lane (18:16.54); 49. Melody Raynaud (18:55.68); 54. Marie Lewis (19:12.43); 60. Natalie Hussey (19:46.00); 64. Kaitlyn Simmons (20:40.52); 66. Kori Taber (21:54.34); 67. Tara Vizzi (22:15.86)

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