BRONX, N.Y. – The Saint Joseph's women's cross country squad capped a phenomenal season with a third-place finish at the 2013 Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship on Saturday morning. The Hawks accumulated 96 points and an average time of 18:56.92 in the 5k race that saw 70 runners from nine teams compete. Georgetown won the meet with 29 points while George Mason's Bethany Sachtleben was the individual champion in 17:24.70.
Saint Joseph's most consistent and dominating factor this season, senior captain Lizzy Barrett placed 11th overall in 18:40.10. The senior was paced by a 3:44.1 kilometer average en route to earning ECAC All-Star honors. Barrett caps her brilliant senior campaign having led the Hawks in all eight races this season.
Joining Barrett in the top 20 were classmate and co-captain Emma Slattery and redshirt senior Erin Giampietro. Slattery crossed the finish line in 18:50.40 for 16th place while Giampietro posted a time of 18:55.40, good for 20th.
Saint Joseph's was also dominant in the ECAC Coaches race, led by the first-place effort of freshman Alexandra Fiesel. The rookie checked in with a time of 20:08.40 as Saint Joseph's had five of the top six runners to take first as a team. Sophomores Emily Chaundy (20:11.60), Tess Doggett (20:16.80, 5k PR), and Kathryn Cols (20:17.90) and freshman Sarah Regnault (20:23.80) took second, fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
The meet concludes Saint Joseph's 2013 cross country season.