MILTON, N.Y. – SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry senior Marissa Lathrop repeated as individual champion as the Mighty Oaks posted a perfect score to win the 2018 Hudson Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Hudson Valley Sportsdome.
For SUNY ESF, it was their second straight title and third in the last four years.
Lathrop bested a field of 40 on a very muddy course with a 5-kilometer time of 23:35, a 13-second victory over teammate Cassidy Engleson (23.48) and 21 seconds over senior classmate Erin Cuddihy (23:56) in third place. Sophomores Erin Cocca (24:03) and Cori Conlon (24:27) rounded out the scoring five for ESF.
The Mighty Oaks had the top eight finishers and thirteen of the 15 receiving medalist honors for a convincing 35-point victory over Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (50 points), who claimed runner-up honors for the second-straight year. The College of New Rochelle (77 points) finished in third place rounding out the scoring teams.
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2018 HVIAC Women's Cross Country Championships
October 28, 2018
at Hudson Valley Sportsdome (Milton, N.Y.)
Champions - SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (15 points)
Runner Up - Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (50 points)
3rd Place - The College of New Rochelle (77 points)
Incomplete teams - Culinary, Berkeley, Davis, Vaughn