BRONX, N.Y. - The Marist women's cross country team set a school record with four All-East honorees at the ECAC meet on Saturday, held at Van Cortlandt Park. Competing in the university race, freshman Michelle Gaye (Greenlawn, N.Y.) led the Red Foxes with a second-place finish in 18:15 on the 5K course.
Freshman Erin Thompson (Washington Township, N.J.), junior Katie Messina (Queensbury, N.Y.) and senior Briana Crowe (Bayville, N.J.) were also named All-East after finishing 18th, 21st and 24th, respectively.
As a team, Marist finished second out of 22 teams at the university race with a total of 119 points. First-place Albany totaled 109.
In the coaches' race, senior Kara Lightowler (Orange, Conn.) placed second overall in 19:42.4.
27th ECAC Meet - Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, N.Y.) - 5K
Marist Individual Results: 2-Gaye 18:15, 18-Thompson 18:47, 21-Messina 18:59, 24-Crowe 19:02, 54-Erin O'Reilly 19:25, 81-Brianna Freestone 19:46, 86-Rebecca Denise 19:50, 91-Kathryn Sheehan 19:53, 112-Elizabeth O'Brien 20:08, 130-Colleen Smith 20:23, 141-Tara Nuccitelli 20:31
Team Results: 1-Albany 109, 2-Marist 119, 3-Towson 159, 4-Sacred Heart 176, 5-Delaware 195, 6-Monmouth 197, 7-Rider 205, 8-Fordham 212, 9-Bucknell 228, 10-George Mason 231, 11-Binghamton 237, 12-Fairfield 242, 13-CCSU 247, 14-St. John's 346, 15-Temple 421, 16-Holy Cross 459, 17-Seton Hall 470, 18-Longwood 485, 19-Hofstra 498, 20-Hampton 499, 21-NJIT 548, 22-Siena 641
Marist Individual Results: 2-Lightowler 19:42.4, 13-Dayna McLaughlin 20:19.8, 17-Allyson O'Brien 20:26.5, 19-Alexandra Davis 20:32.0, 32-Laura Lindsley 20:47.5, 39-Miy Mahran 21:24.9, 40-Rachel Lichtenwalner 21:25.5, 51-Kimberly Bartlett 22:39.5