Women's Cross Country Takes Third at Lock Haven


PHILADELPHIA - The University of Pennsylvania women's cross country team placed third at the Lock Haven Invitational with 81 points as two runners -- twin sisters Claire Kim (4th, 21:36.93) and Stacy Kim (10th, 21:57.48) -- finished in the top 10.

La Salle won the race with 68 points Saturday morning at the West Branch Cross Country Course in Lock Haven, Pa.

“I thought we ran well,” said head coach Gwen Harris. “There were a lot of good teams running today.”

Penn sophomore Leah Brogan turned in a time of 22:13.18, good for 17th place. Newcomer Carol Xu followed shortly at 22:23.13 for a 20th-place finish. Rounding out the scoring for the Red and Blue, senior Christina Morrison clocked a time of 22:39.88 and finished 30th overall.

Penn took 10 other harriers to the invitational including Jamie Liberti, Kinjal Parikh, Anna Aagenes, Jacqueline Dunn, Kellee Hand, Michelle Cassidy, Jennifer Blank, Stephanie Hayden, Courtney Epps and Christine Capetola.

The women are in action next at the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa., on Sept. 29.