Trinity Women's Cross Country Dominates James Earley Invitational Meet

Trinity Women's Cross Country Dominates James Earley Invitational Meet

Westfield, Mass. - Senior co-captain Briana Daley (Oak Park, Ill.) and sophomores Grace Harrison (Montclair, N.J.) and Samantha Feenstra (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) finished fifth, sixth, and ninth, respectively, to lead the Trinity College Bantams to the James Earley Women's Cross Country Invitational title this afternoon at Stanley Park.  Trinity dusted the competition, finishing 80 points better than second-place New England in a 33-team field.  The Bantams totaled 56 points and the Nor'Easters had 136. 

Daley's time of 18:50.08 in the 5,000-meter race was 31.1 behind first place and 11.42 shy of fourth place, while Harrison was 4.91 seconds after Daley, and Feenstra came in just under 19 minutes at 18:59.14.  Bantam senior co-captain Hannah Ells (Amesbury, Mass.) added a 14th-place time of 19:22.84, sophomore Nina Bourgeois (Rochester, Mass.) came in 24th place at 19:32.67, and junior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) was 34th at 19:47.74.

"Both the men's and women's team had solid performances," said Trinity Head Coach George Suitor. "Both teams worked on getting out early in the race and running as a pack. This was one of better performances in recent years as a team. We felt like last week our race was not indicative of how good our teams can be. This was a great bounce back race for us. I am very proud of everyone that ran today. Our goal is to continue to improve and get better."

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