Paxton, MA --- Led by junior Jasmine Higuera Castillo (Riverside, CA) the WPI women's cross country team won its record-tying 11th Worcester City Meet title Friday afternoon at Moore State Park. The Engineers are now knotted with Holy Cross for the most women's crowns in the 33-year history of the event.
WPI, who has claimed eight of the last nine races, totaled 29 points while Division II East Region No. 2 Assumption accumulated 57, Clark amassed 68, Worcester State tallied 71 and Fitchburg State collected 153.
Higuera Castillo was the only Engineer to finish under 20 minutes with a third-place 19:46.9. Junior Lea Strangio (Watertown, MA) took fifth (20:18.0) as freshman Callie Schadt (Brewster, MA) was sixth (20:27.9), Sophomore Steffany Halfrey (Hubbardston, MA) was seventh (20:31.7) and junior Maggie LaRoche (Madison, NH) came home eighth. Senior Liz Hansen (Richmond, RI) handed in a ninth-place 20:50.4 while sophomore Carly Neeld (Williston, VT) crossed the finish line 24th (22:21.2).
Assumption's Rachel Avard was named the Brian Savilonis Award winner as the top finishing senior.
Women's Cross Country is idle until Saturday, October 8th when it head to the All-New England Championships being held at Franklin Park in Boston.
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