September 9, 2008

Suydam Leads Women’s Charge at Little Three

Complete Results

CARLISLE, Pa. – Rachel Suydam led the Franklin & Marshall women’s cross country team at the 2008 Little Three Championship. The Diplomats sophomore placed 11th  amongst the 50 runners in the annual race featuring F&M, Gettysburg, and Dickinson. She posted a time of 21:09, crossing 2:09 behind the race-winner, Sarah Fritz of Gettysburg.

Gettysburg trumped F&M in the head-to-head standings, but it was Dickinson that walked off with the overall title. The Red Devils placed six runners in the top ten compared to Gettysburg’s four. Dickinson’s Darcy McDonald took second place to lead the pack in red. She crossed ten seconds behind Fritz.

Suydam’s finish represents a leap of 23 places in the standings from last year’s championship. She also shaved 1:04 off of her time from last year.

The Diplomats ran in a tight pack with the top six Diplomat finishers spread out between 11th and 19th place. Only 27 seconds separated that grouping. Megan Hunter finished 13th in 21:00, followed immediately by Emily Wilson at 21:02. Kelly Farrelly and Emily Kornfield also finished back-to-back, taking 16th and 17th places, respectively. Amy Jordan also finished in the top 20.

The Diplomats return to action this weekend at the Harry Grove Spiked Shoe Invitational at Penn State.

F&M Results
11th – Rachel Suydam – 20:44
13th – Megan Hunter – 21:00
14th – Emily Wilson – 21:02
16th – Kelly Farrelly – 21:06
17th – Emily Kornfeld – 21:09
19th – Amy Jordan – 21:11
25th – Jenna Bush – 21:45
28th – Grace Thompson – 21:51
32nd – Hillary Flynn – 22:11
34th – Amy Burke – 22:46
41st – Liz Albright – 23:17
44th – Melissa Zimmerman – 23:47
45th – Margaret Capp – 24:17
46th – Emily Weir – 24:20
49th – Keira Rakoff – 25:03
50th – Samantha Schneider – 25:28 

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