Northampton, Mass. – For the first time in nearly a decade, the Clark University women's cross country program has produced an all-conference performer.
Kristen Glennie (Standish, Maine) became just the fourth Clark runner ever to earn all-league honors as she blazed her way to a 15th place finish at the New England Women's And Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) women's cross country championships on Saturday afternoon at Smith College.
Overall, the Clark women finished seventh with 167 points – their best finish since a program-best fifth place effort in 1997.
MIT won their tenth straight conference championship as they had the first five and six of the first seven runners to cross the finish line.
Glennie, who wrapped up the 5K course layout in 19:38, joins three others – Sarah Pierce (1995), Sarah Gagne-Hall (2000) and Emily Tremaine (2007) – as all-time all-conference selections at Clark.
Freshman Nicolina Braccio (Nashua, N.H.) was 23rd (20:00).
Sophomore Maddy Doyle (Middleboro, Mass.) was 25th (20:11).
Freshman Talia Neuhaus (Skokie, Ill.) was 68th (21:33).
Freshman Shannon Reault (Tyngsboro, Mass.) was 74th (21:45).
Freshman Sheila Ford (Charlottesville, Va.) was 92th (22:31).
Sophomore Camille Bales (Portland, Ore.) was 94th (22:35).
"Could not be prouder of this team and what they did," said Clark University head coach Bill Gray. "This was our most complete race and it showed."
The Cougars are back in action on Saturday, November 12 when they take part in the NCAA Division III New England Championship.