Demaree Notches a Top-15 Finish
WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Yale women's cross country team rallied to a sixth-place finish on Sunday at the New England Championships, outscoring most of the 37-team field. A mostly younger contingent of Bulldogs competed in the meet, as the team's usual top scorers rested for the more-competitive Wisconsin Invitational on Oct. 12.
The Bulldogs were paced by sophomore Anna Demaree, who finished 14th out of the 251 athletes competing. She crossed the line at 17:45.86, just 0.20 seconds ahead of Vermont's Julie McGilpin. Freshman Isabel Amend was not far behind, finishing at 17:52.98 in 21st place. Senior Annelies Gamble was next for the Bulldogs scoring 47 points at 18:23.54. Sophomore Hannah Alpert (65th - 18:36.11) and senior Jacque Sahlberg (71st – 18:38.95) rounded out the scoring positions. Junior Wendy DeWolf (93rd – 18:52.39) and senior Tori Flannery (122nd – 19:10.86) also competed for Yale.
Boston College won the meet, compiling 45 points. Dartmouth placed third with 139 points to Yale's 218. Brown was 14th with 416 points.
The day also featured a sub-varsity race. Two Bulldogs competed, and both finished in the top 20 out of a 235-athlete field. Freshman Shannon McDonnell was 10th in 18:36.03 and freshman Elizabeth McDonald was 20th in 18:53.65.
Report by Natalie Villa '13, Yale Sports Publicity