PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton's women's cross country team, ranked in the top 10 nationally, placed seventh out of the field of 24 at the Notre Dame Invitational, highlighting another solid weekend of racing for the Ivy League schools.
The Tiger women were led by junior Alex Banfich who placed fourth with a time of 16:29. Ten other other nationally-ranked teams competed in South Bend, Ind., including defending national champion Villanova (No. 1) whih won the race with a low score of 64. Oregon (No. 5) and Florida State (No. 2) finished second and third, respectively, and New Mexico (No. 12) was fourth followed by a surprise fifth-place finish by Stony Brook.
Competing at the Wisconsin Invitational, Harvard's women placed sixth out of 20 teams, finishing with 157 points. Their effort was just six behind fifth-place Indiana and ahead of then No. 7 nationally-ranked Florida and then No. 26 Wisconsin. Clair Richardson was the Crimson's top individual, placing ninth in 20:28.
The majority of the Ivy League squads competed at the Paul Short Invitational hosted by Lehigh University. On the women's side, Cornell and Columbia earned the top team scores, finishing fourth and fifth, respectively. The Lions' Caroline McDonough was the League's top individual placewinner, finishing 13th in 20:48 (6k).
On the men's side, Dartmouth placed fourth and Columbia took seventh overall. Big Green junior Ethan Shaw was the League's top invididual, placing 14th in 24:14 (8k). Cornell's Nate Edelman was close behind, placing 15th in 24:15.
Detailed recaps and full race results can be found at the links listed below.
Men/Women: Cross Country Competes at Paul Short Invitational
Men/Women: Cross Country Teams Compete at Paul Short Invite
Men: Shaw Paces Dartmouth to Fourth-Place Finish at Paul Short Run
Men: Shoemaker Leads Men's Cross Country Team to First Place Finish
Women: Women's Cross Country Finishes 16th at Paul Short Run
Women: Dartmouth Women's Cross Country Team Cruises to Victory at Keene