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No. 10 Carleton Continues Strong Season with a 1st Place Finish at the Running of the Cows

September 30, 2017 at 6:13 pm
By Kevin Grow '18
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The No. 10 ranked Carleton College Women’s cross country team hosted the annual Running of the Cows meet this weekend. Coming off of a first place finish last weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational, the Knights continued their dominance as they finished first in the 12 team race. Carleton's team score of 28 was nearly 50 places ahead of the second place University of St. Thomas (regionally-ranked). The Knights were so dominant today, that they still would have taken first place if you scored their 4th-8th finishers (65 points).

Rounding out the top 5 for the team scoring were regionally-ranked Gustavus Adolphus (96 points), regionally-ranked Grinnell (128 points) and Luther (146 points).

The Knights were led by Meg Mathison (So./Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee) , and Emily Kaegi (Sr./Williamstown, Mass./Mount Greylock)  who finished first and second in the field of 116 runners with times of 22:08.4 and 22:08.8 for the 8-kilometer course.

Next for the Knights, finishing in sixth place, was Amanda Mosborg (Fy./Edina, Minn./Edina) She crossed the line with a time of 22:54.2.

Also placing in the top 10 for the Knights were Sam Schnirring (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) and Yoshiko Lynch (Fy./Littleton, Colo./Philips Exeter). Schnirring was the fourth Carleton runner to cross the line, taking ninth place with a time of 23:11.8. Lynch was fifth for Carleton, finishing in 10th place overall with a time of 23:13.4.

Carleton’s sixth and seventh finishers were Emma Greenlee (Fy./Aurora, Minn./Mesabi East) and Ruthie Boyd (So./Breckenridge, Colo./Summit) with times of 29:27.1 and 29:29.4. 

Carleton took a moment to honor their seniors Emily Kaegi, Martha Torstenson and Abby Sharer  today as it was their last race on their home course.

“It is difficult to express in a few moments or words how instrumental these individuals have been to the overall success of our program. They inspire this team and are outstanding role models, their efforts will carry the team forward this year and in years to come,“ said Carleton head coach Donna Ricks

The surging Knights, will enjoy a well-earned weekend off next week, as they look to race once more on October 14th before the MIAC championships on the 28th.