Women's XC Third at Mini-Meet

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The Central Connecticut women's cross country team finished third at the CCSU Mini-Meet on Friday afternoon.  The 3K race serves as the final tune-up for the Blue Devils before the Northeast Conference Championship meet.  Central posted a team score of 63, led by four Blue Devils who finished in the top-10.

Sophomore Elizabeth Eberhardt led the group finishing in fifth place.  Right behind her was senior Alasia Griebel in sixth.  Eberhardt posted a time of 10:27 and Griebel 10:30.

Senior Amanda Asaro also placed in the top-10, she crossed the line in ninth place with a time of 10:42.  Sophomore Krisztina Dearborn notched a 15th place finish with a time of 10:52 and sophomore Megan MacBryde finished the team score with a 28th place finish and an 11:24 time.

Seniors Sara Larkin and Katrina Ainsworth also competed for the Blue Devils.  Larkin ran the course in 11:36 and Ainsworth in 12:48.

Providence College won the meet with a score of 37, behind the one two punch of Shelby Greany and Emily Sisson.  Both finished in 10:06, breaking the course record set of 10:08 set last year by their teammate Mary-Katie Champagne.

Quinnipiac finished just ahead of the Blue Devils with a team score of 49.

The Blue Devils will return to action next weekend at the Northeast Conference Championships.  The NEC Championships will be hosted my Monmouth in Holmdel, NJ.