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William & Mary - 2012 Champions

William & Mary’s Captures 2012 CAA Women’s Cross Country Championship

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 10/27/2012
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (Oct. 27, 2012) - William & Mary won its conference-leading 18th Women's Cross Country Championship Saturday morning at Eastern State Hospital course in Williamsburg, Va. Elaina Balouris, a Tribe junior, won Most Outstanding Performer after taking top honors on the 6k course.

The Tribe picked up 28 points edging James Madison, who finished second by earning 36 points. Delaware (98) took home third place honors with George Mason (117) coming in fourth. Towson (150) rounded out the top five followed by UNCW (157), Hofstra (210), and Northeastern (216).

W&M landed seven harriers on the All-CAA squad highlighted by Balouris who finished with a time of 20:43.1 to set a new course record. Emily Stites clocked in at third with a time of 21:01.4, while Jess Cygan finished seventh (21:17.9) and Lanie Smith took eighth (21:32.2). Also earning All-CAA honors for the Tribe were Clarissa Schick, Michelle Britto, and Dylan Hassett.

The Dukes placed four on the All-CAA team with Katie Harman as their top finisher with a second place finish with a time of 20:57.6. Katie Gorman brought home a top-five finish by crossing the line fourth with a time of 21:07.2, while Stacey Nobles and Jenna Flickinger rounded out the All-CAA performers for JMU by finishing sixth and 12th.

Also on the All-CAA team was Bethany Sachtleben of George Mason who took home fifth place with a time of 21:11.2.

With the conference race now at a close, CAA squads will return to the course at the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 9.

Team Results
Rank School Score Finishers
1 William & Mary 28 1 -- 3 -- 7 -- 8 -- 9 -- (10) -- (12)
2 James Madison 36 2 -- 4 -- 6 -- 11 -- 13 -- (14) -- (20)
3 Delaware 98 15 -- 16 -- 18 -- 24 -- 25 -- (27) -- (29)
4 George Mason 117 5 -- 17 -- 30 -- 32 -- 33 -- (36) -- (37)
5 Towson 150 19 -- 26 -- 31 -- 34 -- 40 -- (49) -- (53)
6 UNCW 157 22 -- 23 -- 35 -- 38 -- 39 -- (41) -- (42)
7 Hofstra 210 21 -- 43 -- 45 -- 47 -- 54 -- (55) -- (56)
8 Northeastern 216 28 -- 44 -- 46 -- 48 -- 50 -- (51) -- (52)
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