NEWARK, Del. Five members of the University of Pennsylvania women’scross countryteam finished in the top-10 to lead the Quakers to first placeat the University of Delaware Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park on Saturday morning.
Once again, sophomores Stacy Kimand Claire Kim finished 1-2 for the Red and Blue. The Kim twins finished second and third overall, respectively, while freshman Leah Brogan finished fifth. All three ran times that were faster than the course record held of 18:52, set in 2001 by Kelly Stewart of Shippensburg. On Saturday, Stacy ran a time of 18:30.70, while Claire crossed the finish line in 18:33.60 and Brogan completed the 5K course in 18:50.80.
Junior Christina Morrison and sophomore Jamie Liberti finished sixth and ninth, respectively, to round out Penn's scorers. Morrison ran a time of 19:17.40 and Liberti finished in 19:27. Junior JacquelineDunn and freshman Kinjal Parikh also placed for the Quakers, in 12th and 13th place, respectively.
Penn finished with 25 team points, while host Delaware took second with 59. Hofstra placed third with 65, while Towson and Delaware State rounded out the top five with 83 and 160 points, respectively.
Penn is back in action next Saturday, Sept. 24, at the La Salle Invitationalwhich will be runat the Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia.
Written by Heather Palmer, Associate Director of Athletic Communications.