BOSTON, Mass. – Kristin Schmidt (Athens, N.Y) led 22 Merrimack runners on Sunday as the women’s cross country team ran the Mayor’s Cup at Franklin Park in Boston.
Top Finishers: Kristin Schmidt (54th | 19:39)
Location: Franklin Park | Boston, Mass.
How It Happened
Schmidt led the Warriors, finishing 54th (out of 130 runners) with a time of 19:39. After Schmidt were five runners who were not far off her pace – Colleen Englert (Fayetteville, N.Y.), Kathleen Carney (Glastonbury, Conn.), Claire Aalerud (Winchester, Mass.), Kelsey Grimmer (Shelton, Conn.), and Randa Griffin (West Hartford, Conn.) – finished within a minute of Schmidt’s time.
The next wave of Warriors was nine-runners deep. Katie Irwin (Hopkinton, N.H.), led the pack with a time of 21:02, and she was followed closely by Kylie Reardon (Billerica, Mass.), Sarah May (Peabody, Mass.), Hannah Tavares (Cumberland, R.I.), Sarah Duffy (Wenham, Mass.), Maddie Mercado (Palenville, N.Y.), Tiana Kibbe (Cranston, R.I.), Megan Kasala-Hallinan (Worcester, Mass.), and Beth Gomes (Sandwich, Mass.), who all finished in under a minute from Irwin’s time.
Merrimack’s last wave of runners began with Meghan Brophy (Waltham, Mass.), who finished with a time of 22:24. She was followed by teammates Caitlin Pigott (Arlington, Mass.), Caisie Wynot (Braintree, Mass.), Mary Stafford, Kiana Weary, Gillian Robertson (Westborough, Mass.), and Taylor Anderson (Peabody, Mass.).
What They Said
Merrimack Head Coach Chris Cameron: “We had a tighter pack today, which was good. We’re looking ahead to the conference championships in two weeks. We haven’t run all our top-seven girls yet, and hopefully we’ll be able to do that at the conference championships.”
The Warriors will race in the Northeast-10 Championships on Nov. 9 at Franklin Pierce. The races are scheduled to get underway at 9 a.m.