Boston, Mass. - October 31, 2011 - The Springfield College women's cross country team finished fifth out of 10 teams competing in the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Championship on Monday afternoon at Franklin Park.
MIT recorded 22 team points, dominating the All-Conference team with 10 top-14 finishers. Runner-Up Wellesley totaled 50 points with two on the All-Conference team, while Coast Guard took third with 102 points and one All-Conference performer. Smith took fourth overall with 142 points, followed by Springfield in fifth with 163 and Babson in sixth with 168. Mount Holyoke (192), WPI (196), Clark (215) and Wheaton (243) rounded out the team finishes.
Michelle Mirti ran the Pride's top time of the day as she finished in 20:21 in 27th place. Teammate Nora Letendre ran a 20:35 to take 38th, while Gabrielle Williams continued to improve for the Pride with a 38th-place time of 20:41. Rounding out Springfield's times included Sissell Holloway's 21:05 and Sarah Knop's21:07.