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Result: 1st of 12 teams / Mathison 1st; Kaegi 2nd

Women's Cross Country hosts Running of the Cows

Saturday, September 30th, 2017 – 11:30 a.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Carleton Arboretum

Mathison and Knights win Running of the Cows meet

By Kevin Grow '18
Emily Kaegi, Meg Mathison
Emily Kaegi, Meg Mathison
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

Final Results (PDF) -- Men's 8K  |  Women's 6K H.S. Boys' 5K  |  H.S. Girls' 5K

Photo gallery (Carleton women's cross country) by Geoffrey Mo ’19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. -- The No. 10-ranked Carleton College women’s cross country team dominated the field in winning the Running of the Cows meet on Saturday. Led by Meg Mathison (So./Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee) and Emily Kaegi (Sr./Williamstown, Mass./Mount Greylock), who finished first and second, the Knights put all five scorers in the top 10 and picked up their second consecutive victory.

Coming off of a first-place finish at last weekend at the Roy Griak Invitational, the Knights continued their dominance as they finish first in the 12 team race.

Carleton's team score of 28 was nearly 50 points ahead of the second-place and regionally-ranked University of St. Thomas. The Knights were so dominant today, that they still would have captured the team title if they scored their fourth through eighth finishers (65 points).

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

Mathison edged Kaegi at the finish line, posting a winning time of 22:08.4 compared to 22:08.8. Next for the Knights, finishing in sixth place in the field of 116 runners, was Amanda Mosborg (Fy./Edina, Minn./Edina), who crossed the line with a time of 22:54.2.

Also placing in the top 10 for Carleton 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 the only first-year to finish in the top 10 of today’s race. 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.

During the awards ceremony, Carleton took a moment to honor its seniors Kaegi, Martha Torstenson and Abby Sharer as Saturday was their last regular-season 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 Oct. 14 before the MIAC Championships on Oct. 28.

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