Women's cross country places eighth at NCAA regionals

Gen Flanders '09 and Meredith FitzPatrick '11 delivered all-region performances as they helped Hamilton to an eighth place finish at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Championship at St. Lawrence's 6,000-meter Robert C. Hoffman Cross Country Course on Nov. 15.

Flanders and FitzPatrick pushed each other to 33rd and 34th places, respectively. The two finished just three seconds apart -- Flanders crossed in 24:32 and FitzPatrick followed in 24:35. This is the first all-region honor for Flanders, and the second for FitzPatrick in as many years.

Maddy Gunter '11 crossed next for the Continentals in 49th place with a time of 24:54 and Kate Hails '10 crossed 51st in 24:56. Emily Potter '12 rounded out Hamilton's top five, crossing 54th with a time of 24:59.

The squad accumulated 221 points, good for eighth place in the 30-team field.

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