Brunswick, ME – The WPI women's cross-country team put the program's competitive consistency on display on Saturday's NCAA Division III New England Championships at Bowdoin, matching the school-record with a 10th-place finish for a third consecutive year. Seniors Sydney Packard (Georgetown, MA) and Ari Rozen (Carver, MA) both finished in the top 50 to lead the Engineers, with Packard coming in the 37th place (22:32.92) and Rozen in 43rd (22:38.90).
Williams was the best of the bunch, winning the meet with 64 points, but was pushed by second-place MIT with 84 points. Tufts came in third (156 points), followed by Bates (4th, 176 points), Middlebury (5th, 209 points), Wesleyan (6th, 263 points), Mount Holyoke (7th, 267 points), Amherst (8th, 271 points), Bowdoin (9th, 291 points) and WPI to round out the top 10.
Freshmen Grace Hadley (North Reading, MA) and Charlotte Kokernak (Niskayuna, NY) both impressed in their first New England Championships, crossing the finish line in 58th (22:54.26) and 77th place (23:07.56). Sophomore Mary Scrivanich (Old Tappan, NJ) was the Engineers' final scorer, finishing 102nd (23:29.36), while senior Callie Schadt (Brewster, MA) came in 114th place (23:44.55) and junior Keely Nistler (Vadnais Heights, MN) in 118th (23:46.74).