Women's XC Places 5th at Ivy Heps

BRONX, N.Y. – The University of Pennsylvania women’s cross country team placed fifth at the 2015 Ivy Heptagonal Championship, held Friday afternoon at Van Cortlandt Park. The Quakers finished 64 points better than a year ago, placing ahead of Cornell, Harvard and Dartmouth.

All of Penn’s scorers improved at least 11 places from a year ago, including Ashley Montgomery who improved a team-high 42 slots from last season.

As she has done for most of the season, Montgomery led the way for the Quakers in the 38th edition of the Ivy Heps. The junior finished fifth with a time of 21:19.9, securing first-team All-Ivy in the process. Fellow junior Cleo Whiting was the next scorer for Penn, placing 13th and nabbing second-team All-Ivy. Whiting clocked a 6K time of 21:45.7. Cleo’s sister, Clarissa Whiting, placed 23rd with a time of 22:05.9. Sophomores Isabel Griffith and Abby Hong capped off the scoring for the Quakers. Griffith clocked a time of 22:15.1 to finish 32nd, while Hong finished 41st with a mark of 22:25.9.

The Quakers will have a weekend off, before heading to the NCAA Regionals at Princeton on November 13.