YORK, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women’s cross country team finished ninth overall Saturday at the Coach Achtzehn Classic hosted by York (Pa.) College in the John Rudy Park. The Bison accumulated 247 team points in the meet. There were 91 runners from nine different teams that made up the field.
Goucher College freshman Katherine Currier won the race in 24 minutes and nine seconds as the Gophers took first, second, fourth, sixth and eighth place to run away with the team win. Goucher tallied 21 points and was followed by the host Spartans from York with 43 points and Franklin & Marshall College was third with 89 points as they edged out McDaniel College by one point. St. Mary’s (Md.) College was fifth overall with 117 points followed by Penn St.-Altoona (sixth, 197 points), Marymount (Va.) University (seventh, 232) and Lancaster Bible College (eighth, 243).
Bison freshman Shadoe Williamson was the first to finish the 6K course for the Buff and Blue as she crossed the finish line in 30 minutes, 42 seconds. Williamson was 59th overall and two spots behind, and only separated by a second, was teammate Radoslava Slavova (30:43). Freshman Rachel Young was the next to finish as she clocked in at 35:02 in 81st place. Rituparna Sharmacharya was 86th overall (38:20) followed by junior Olivia Malcolm in 89th place (40:12).
GU will next run in the Dickinson Long-Short Invitational being held at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pa., on Saturday, September 24, at 11 a.m.