No. 4 Women's Cross Country Places Third At Cowbell Classic

ELSAH, Ill. – SUNY Geneseo junior Elise Ramirez finished 20th while junior Allison Fernandez placed 22nd out of 332 runners to lead No. 4 Geneseo to third place out of 36 teams at the Cowbell Classic, hosted by Principia (Ill.). 

The field included 16 teams ranked in the top-35 of the most recent national polls, including seven of the top-10 squads. The course will be the site of the NCAA Division III Championships next month. 

HOW IT HAPPENED

Top-ranked Johns Hopkins won the meet with 74 points, edging No. 3 MIT (76), the Knights (141), No. 24 Wheaton (Ill.) (178) and No. 2 Washington (Mo.) (185) in the top-five of the team rankings. 

Ramirez covered the 6-kilometer course in a time of 22:05.57, while Fernandez crossed with a 22:27.59 clocking. 

Sophomore Genny Corcoran placed 31st (22:48.19), followed by classmate Dana Cebulski (22:50.17) in 33rd and senior Kristen Homeyer (22:54.21) in 35th to round out the Knights' scorers. 

Ithaca senior Taryn Cordani won the race in a time of 20:45.46, besting the field by over 37 seconds. 

Cowebell Classic
Elsah, Ill.|
Hosted by Principia
332 Runners/36 Teams

GENESEO FINISHERS
20. Elise Ramirez 22:05.57
22. Allison Fernandez 22:27.59
31. Genny Corcoran 22:48.19
33. Dana Cebulski 22:50.17
35. Kristen Homeyer 22:54.21
71. Carissa DiTullio 23:24.82
96. Annibell Coolican 23:49.81
97. Brooke Madry 23:50.34
154. Eileen Reinhardt 24:42.12

WHAT'S NEXT

Geneseo will travel to Potsdam for the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championships on Saturday, Oct. 28.


ADDITIONAL RESULTS

Members of the squad also finished fifth out of 13 teams at the University of Rochester Yellowjacket Invitational, Saturday, at Genesee Valley Park. 

TOP GENESEO FINISHERS
19. Taylor Rettig 24:09.4
24. Olivia Baumann 24:14.6
31. Katherine McCormack 24:28.6
33. Marisa Gingello 24:32.2
41. Melissa Graham 24:41.6
43. Laura Barreca 24:47.8
44. Sydney Beach 24:49.7

TOP TEAM FINISHERS
209 Runners/17 Teams
1. Elizabethtown 25
2. Case Western 45
3. RIT 106
4. Rochester 132
5. Geneseo 148