Moore leads women’s cross country team to 9th at NESCAC Championship
MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Junior Kathryn Moore (Pelham, N.H.) finished 16th overall to lead the Bates College women’s cross country team at the 2005 NESCAC Championships at Wesleyan University on Saturday.
Bates accumulated 229 points, ahead of Hamilton (298) and Trinity (311). Bowdoin edged Bates for eighth place with 221 points. The team competition, featuring five teams rated in the top 11 nationally in Division III, was won by Williams College, led by overall winner Caroline Cretti in 17:54.6.
Moore finished the 5-kilometer course in 18:56.9.
“Kathryn ran very, very well. She was only two spaces out of the all-NESCAC team,” said Bates head coach Jay Hartshorn. ”I thought actually everybody ran really well. Almost everybody ran their fastest this year, so we had a really good meet.”
Senior Kim Whipkey (Portland, Maine) was next for Bates, in 41st overall (19:37.5). Sophomore Aviva Goldstein (Manchester, N.H.) was close behind in 43rd, at 19:42.1.
Sophmore Molly Balentine (Hampden, Maine) and junior Rachel Judson (Denver, Colo.) were 64th and 65th, at 20:28.3 and 20:28.7, respectively.
First-years Krista Stafstrom (Dekalb, Ill.) and Allie Goldstein (Needham, Mass.) finished out Bates’ top seven at places 68 and 69, at 20:34.7 and 20:35.3, respectively.
The ECAC Championships are up next for Bates, next Saturday at Connecticut College.