HOLMDEL, N.J. – The Quinnipiac women’s cross country team won the 17th Annual Monmouth Invitational on Saturday morning. The Bobcats competed against a total of 16 teams and took the first-place finish with 43 points. Sophomore Becca White (Natick, Mass.) paced Quinnipiac on the 5k course as she placed fourth overall in 18:29.
“I was really pleased with the women today and saw a lot of good performances overall,” said head coach Carolyn Martin. “It was great to see them pack up so well and I think it’s really going to help us when we get to the championship meets later in the season. It was an exciting race to watch, especially to see a lot of the team up front.”
Senior Morgan Roche (Clifton Park, N.Y.) finished immediately after White, in fifth place with a time of 18:41.4. Finishing third for the Bobcats and ninth overall was sophomore Amanda Faust (Macungie, Pa.), who crossed the line at 19:47.3. Sophomore Brianna Faust (Macungie, Pa.) placed 10th in 18:50.2, while Andrea Szarkowicz (Watertown, Conn.) finished in 16th with a time of 19:21.4.
Overall Team Scores (Team, Points)
Sacred Heart, 101
East Stroudsburg University, 121
Robert Morris University, 167
Mount St. Mary’s, 230
Central Connecticut State University, 237
Bryant University, 265
St. Francis N.Y., 286
Fairleigh Dickinson University, 379
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The Bobcats will compete at the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh University on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.