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Women's Cross Country Opens 2006 Campaign with Fourth-Place Finish at Amherst Invitational

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AMHERST, Mass., September 9, 2006 - Springfield College junior Alyssa Brigham (Penacook, N.H.) captured second place overall out of 45 total runners this afternoon, covering the 5k course in an impressive time of 19:53.0 as the Pride finished in fourth place as a team with a total of 77 points.

Amherst College won the meet with a 19-point team total, as Wheaton College finished second with 71 points, and Merrimack rounded out the top three with 74.

Junior Jess Borsotti (Westfield, Mass.) put up a stong performance for SC in the season's first race, finishing 15th overall and second on the Pride with a time of 20:58.2. Sophomore Lara Dalidowitz (Southington, Conn.) finished third for SC and 22nd overall, as she covered the Amherst, Mass., course in 22:06.3.

Rounding out the top five for the Pride was senior Maureen Ashe (Springfield, Mass.), with a 28th-place finish and time of 23:27.0, and then freshman Emmaleen Lang (Woodstock, N.Y.), with a 35th-place performance in her first career collegiate meet and time of 24:13.6.

SC will next travel to compete in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday afternoon, September 16th.

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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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