St. Mary's Women's Cross Country Takes 11th at DeSales

Marisa McCormick '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood
Marisa McCormick '19 - Photo Credit: Bill Wood

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

Center Valley, Pa. – The St. Mary's College of Maryland women's cross country team placed 11th overall in the 27-team field of the DeSales University Invitational on Saturday morning.

The Basics

  • Place – 11th of 27/353 points
  • Location – DeSales University – Center Valley, Pa.

St. Mary's Top 5 Finishers

  • Sophomore Kara Taylor (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) paced the Seahawks on the 6K course as Taylor finished 28th in 24:04.2. Her time and finish are the best ever by any St. Mary's female runner.
  • Senior captain Marisa McCormick (Prince Frederick, Md./Calvert) put forth a solid run as McCormick posted a time of 25:11.3 to finish 57th overall.
  • Sophomore Lindsey Stevenson (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) was the third Seahawk to score as Stevenson finished 91st overall in at 26:25.0.
  • Junior Nhu Chau (Elkridge, Md./Howard) scored for St. Mary's for the first time this season, placing 140th with a time of 27:38.9 as the team's No. 4 runner.
  • Sophomore Melody Raynaud (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) returned to a scoring position for the Seahawks as Raynaud rounded out the Top 5. She finished in 28:18.4 for 162nd-place overall.

Other Race Highlights

  • Clare Schoen of regionally-ranked Misericordia University took the individual title as Schoen bested 268 runners with a time of 21:54.2.
  • No. 15 Dickinson College captured the team title with a score of 28.

Up Next for the Seahawks

  • The Seahawks are back on the road next weekend, heading to Utica Park in Frederick, Md., for the Hood College Invitational on Saturday, October 13. Race starts at 10:30 a.m.

Seahawk Finishers (268 runners): 28. Kara Taylor; 57. Marisa McCormick; 91. Lindsey Stevenson; 140. Nhu Chau; 162. Melody Raynaud; 166. Emily Lane (28:24.2); 173. Alyssa Leventer (28:30.7); 179. Caitlyn Sarudy (28:46.2); 184. Amy Forsbacka (29:04.4); 191. Lindsey Power (29:19.9); 192. Isobel Hermans (29:23.6); 203. Marie Lewis (30:03.6); 236. Kori Taber (32:53.7); 255. Liv Bescak (36:28.0) 

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