Norton leads Seahawks to 3rd at Smith
NORTHAMPTON, Mass. - Senior Caroline Norton (Portland, Conn.) led the Salve Regina University women's cross country team to a third place finish at the Smith College Invitational. Norton ran the 5k course in 20:55 which placed her 12th overall.
The top five Seahawks finished within one minute of each other ranging from Norton's 12th-place finish to classmate Taylor Rosendale (Grafton, Mass.) at 32nd overall. In between the two seniors were a pair of sophomores - Kayley Ryan (Portland, Conn.) and Ema Waldschmidt (Verbank, N.Y.) - who finished at 21st and 22nd, respectively. Junior Alexis Gallipoli (Branford, Conn.) scored a 27 for the Seahawks with her 21:45 finish.
"I felt the women's team ran very well today, knocking off defending champion Smith," said first-year Seahawk head coach David Kraszewski. "As a team the women ran almost three minutes faster than last year. It's a very tough event to start the year on, but it will prepare us for the remainder of the season."
First-year runner Elizabeth Corvese (Portsmouth, R.I.) came in next followed by Danielle Schioppo (North Haven, Conn.) and Holly McGill (Brielle, N.J.). Senior Caroline Gildea (Lexington, Mass.) and sophomore Jaimie Kurtz (Trumbull, Conn.) rounded out the top ten Seahawk finishers.
Salve Regina races at UMass Dartmouth on Saturday.