BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Penn women's cross country team competed in the Women's Brown Race at the Brooks Paul Short Invitational Friday, finishing 15th out of 43 teams with 475 points.
The Brown race featured a strong national field, and the team title was won by West Virginia which had three top-10 individuals in scoring 47 points. Villanova was second (78 points), followed by Baylor (94) and Wisconsin (104). Cornell was the only other Ivy League team in the race, and the Big Red finished ninthwith 278 points.
Senior Leah Brogan was Penn's top finisher Friday; she covered the six-kilometer course in 21:08 and finished 28th overall. Senior Kinjal Parikh was next across the line for the Quakers, finishing 53rdoverallin 21:36. Senior Charlotte Lawson (22:19) was third among Penn runners, followed closely by junior Anna Aagenes (22:25), and junior Kelly Hand (22:59) rounded out the Quaker scorers.
Rachel Humphrey (23:05) and Laura Steel (23:13) also ran in the Brown race for the Quakers. In all, more than 300 women ran in the Brown race Friday.
The individual winner was West Virginia's Marie-Louise Asselin, who clocked 19:38 over the 6K course to win by 21 seconds.
Penn is next in action on October 18, scheduled to compete at the Pre-National meet in Terre Haute, Ind.