NEW YORK CITY The University of Pennsylvania women’s cross country opener its 2005 campaign on Saturday morning at the Fordham Invitational at Van Courtland Park. The Quakers finished fifth among 19 teams and had two runners in the top-20.
Leading the way for the Red and Blue was sophomore Stacy Kim, who took 11th overall with a time of 18:50. Classmate and twin sister, Claire Kimfinished second among the Quakers and 20th overall with a time of 19:05 for the 5K course. Freshman Leah Brogan made an impressive collegiate debut finishing 36 overall and third for the Red and Blue. Junior Christina Morrison placed 41st overall in a time of 19:26, while sophomore Jamie Liberti completed the course in 19:40 and 51st place. Rounding out the scoring for the Quakers were freshman Kinjal Parikh and junior JacquelineDunn, who placed 54th and 57th, respectively.
Fiona Crombie of Providence won the race with a time of 17:48.36. Princeton won the meet with 32 points after five runners finished in the top-10. Providence placed second with 45 points, followed by Yale in third with 72 points, Navy in fourth with 127 points and the Quakers in fifth with 138.
The Quakers compete next Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Delaware Invitational in Newark, Del.
Written by Heather Palmer, associate director of athletic communications