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Women's Cross Country Finishes Second at Keene Invitational

Amanda Dipaolo Keene, N.H. - October 4, 2008: The Springfield College women's cross country team earned a second place finish on Saturday afternoon in the Keene State Invitational. The Pride was once again paced by junior Amanda DiPaolo (Garrison, N.Y.) who finished sixth overall with a time of 19:31.

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.

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Jim Pennington Jim Pennington enters his 29th season as head coach of the Springfield College women’s cross country and track and field teams in 2013. Under Pennington’s direction, the Pride has recorded seven top 20 finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and seven top 15 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Read more.

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