State College, Pa. The University of Pennsylvania women’s cross country team finished 12th at the 2004 Penn State National Cross Country meet. Senior Claire Duncan paced the Quakers for the second-straight meet.
Duncan crossed the finish line in 22:16 and 51st place. Sophomore Jen Blank came in second for the Red and Blue with the a time of 22:34, good enough for 73rd place. Rookie Claire Kim and sophomore Jackie Dunn took 76th and 83rd , respectively, while senior Anna-Maria Allander nabbed the 110th spot. Sophomore Tina Morrison placed 145th and rookie Katheyn Urban finished 184th.
Providence won the meet taking the top-two spots. Kim Smith won the event with a time of 19:46. Duke nabbed the second spot with 60 points, followed by West Virginia in third (194), Boston College in fourth (198) and Cornell in the fifth spot (210). Penn placed 12th with 393 points.
The Quakers return to action on Oct. 30 at the 2004 Heptagonal Championships in New York City.