PRINCETON, N.J. - Despite sending out just three runners on Saturday morning following Friday's race at Penn State, head coach Blake Boldon found plenty to like at Princeton.
"I'm so excited about how many members of the squad made the trip up here today to support their teammates," said Boldon, referring to almost every member of the women's squad who took a train to Princeton to get a first look at the course that will host the Heptagonal Championships in two weeks and cheer on three girls, two of them freshmen, making their season debut.
"Enthusiasm is a sign of a healthy program and for them to make the effort to get here on a Saturday morning, faces painted up, is something that makes me feel very good about the progress we're making."
The three racing for the first time this season were sophomore Christine Cohick, sidelined for much of the summer with an injury, and freshmen Mia Spinelli and Pauline Dabrowski. With only those three registered, Penn didn't qualify for a team score.
Cohick was the first Quaker to the finish line, coming across in 24:34. Spinelli followed with a time of 25:20 while Dabrowski wrapped up in 26:30.
The Heptagonal Championships will take place on Saturday,October 29.The women's race is scheduled for 11:45 a.m.