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Clapp Wins NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Championship

WORCESTER, Mass., Nov. 1, 2003 - Springfield College senior All-American Marisa Clapp (Charlton, Mass.) earned her third consecutive New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women's Cross-Country Runner of the Year honor, finishing first out of 98 runners to lead the Pride to a fourth place finish at the NEWMAC Women's Cross Country Championship this afternoon at Hillside Park in Boylston, Mass.

Clapp, who won this race in 2001 and 2002, covered the 5,000-meter course in a time of 17:30.61.

SC sophomore Meghan Young (Hurley, N.Y.) ran to a fourth place finish (18:27.29) and sophomore Emily Michaud (Caribou, Maine) placed 12th (19:08.03). Young and Michaud both earned All-Conference honors.

NEWMAC Championship
1st - MIT, 61 pts - 2003 Team Champion
2nd - Wellesley College, 66 pts
3rd - Wheaton College, 72 pts
4th - Springfield College, 84 pts
5th - Coast Guard Academy, 114 pts
6th - Smith College, 157 pts
7th - Mt. Holyoke College, 200 pts
8th - WPI, 208 pts
9th - Babson College, 225 pts
10th - Clark University, 302 pts

2003 Women's Cross Country All-Conference
1st - Marisa Clapp, '04, Springfield College, 17:30.61
2nd - Martha Buckley, '04, MIT, 18:21.98
3rd - Tracy Bassett, '06, Wellesley College, 18:23.96
4th - Meghan Young, '06, Springfield College, 18:27.29
5th - Julia Espel, '05, MIT, 18:35.71
6th - Kendra Leith, '06, Wheaton College, 18:36.82
7th - Kate MacInnes, '06, Wellesley College, 18:55.76
8th - Katherine Marlowe , '04, Smith College, 18:56.84
9th - Sarah Bellfy, '04, WPI, 19:00.03
10th - Meredith Nitzberg, '07, Coast Guard Academy, 19:00.53
11th - Kim Spence, '04, Wheaton College, 19:04.82
12th - Emily Michaud, '06, Springfield College, 19:08.03
13th - Jonatta Moore, '07, Wheaton College, 19:09.60
14th - Karen Condon, '07, MIT, 19:09.99
Runner of the Year - Marisa Clapp, '04, Springfield College
Rookie of the Year - Meredith Nitzberg, '07, Coast Guard Academy
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