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Women's Cross Country Fourth at Purple Valley Classic

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass., Sept. 24, 2005 -- Senior Meghan Young (Hurley, N.Y.) ran to her third consecutive second-place finish to lead the Pride to a fourth-place finish at the Purple Valley Classic Cross Country Invitational hosted by Williams College on Saturday.

Young, who has placed second in all three meets this year (Amherst Invitational 9/10, UMass Dartmouth 9/17, Williams Invitational 9/24), chewed up the five-kilometer course in 18:58, just five seconds behind Caroline Cretti of Williams. Sophomore Alyssa Brigham (Penacook, N.H.) was second across the line for the Pride in 20:40. Senior Jessie Zacarro (Washingtonville, N.Y.) came through the finish in 21:21, followed by senior Sara Tyman (West Suffield, Conn.) (22:04), and junior Jackie Knoblock (Plymouth, Mass.) (22:16) rounded out the scoring for the Pride.

The Pride scored 221 points to finish fourth. Williams won the meet (41 points), followed by Dickinson (44) and Middlebury (59).

SC travels to Keene State College for the Keene State Invitational on Saturday, October 1, at noon.
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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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