With six runners placing in the top 20, Springfield finshed in second place with 55 points in the six-team race. Host Keene State took first with 34 points, while Wheaton claimed third with 72, and followed by UMass Lowell (106), Assumption (121), and Fitchburg State (154).
A span of six seconds separated the top three Springfield runners as freshman CaitlynCrosby (Yarmouthport, Mass.) crossed the finish line just three seconds after DiPaolo to claim 9th place in 19:34. Lacey Cartier (York, Maine) finished just three seconds after Crosby to take 11th with a time of 19:37.
Freshman Michelle Mirti (Pompton Plains, N.J.) finished in 16th with a time of 20:16, while graduate student Kristen Meade (Raynham, Mass.) placed 18th in a time of 20:21. Right behind her was Alex Mustardo (Honeoye Falls, N.Y.), who finished in 19th with a time of 20:28.
The Pride returns to action next Saturday when it runs at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.