GETTYSBURG, Pa. -- Johns Hopkins secured seven of the top 10 placings to cruise to its unprecedented 12th consecutive Centennial Conference Women's Cross Country Championship on Saturday at Gettysburg College.
The Blue Jays compiled 23 points, defeating second-place Dickinson (50) by 27 points. The 23-point total is the seventh-best in the 27-year history of the event. Following Dickinson in the team standings were Swarthmore in third place with 85 points, with Haverford (90) close behind in fourth. Franklin & Marshall placed fifth at 161, with Ursinus (204), Gettysburg (207), Bryn Mawr (221), and McDaniel (254) rounding out the team scoring. Muhlenberg did not post a team score, as only three Mules competed in the meet.
Dickinson's Isabel Cardi raced to the individual crown, becoming the first Red Devil to capture the top placing since Taylor Ludman in 2011. Cardi's win marks the ninth individual title for Dickinson in CC history, tied with JHU for the most individual champions. Cardi distanced herself from the field early on and never looked back, posting a time of 21:16.7 to win by nearly 30 seconds.
A large pack of Hopkins runners followed Cardi, led by Rebecca Grusby in second place at 21:45.2, with Therese Olshanski close behind in third at 21:51.0. Dickinson's Sarah House (22:04.3) was sandwiched in between another group of JHU runners in fourth place, followed by the Hopkins' trio of Kristin Meek (22:05.3), Ariel Keklak (22:10.7), and Sam Levy (22:22.1) in fifth through seventh, respectively.
Dickinson's Tessa Cassidy made it three Red Devils in the top eight with an eighth-place finish at 22:30.0. JHU again went back-to-back in ninth and 10th place with Katharine Priu (22:34.5) and Arielle Summitt (22:42.5). Swarthmore's Emma Novak (22:56.9), JHU's Stephanie Brown (23:01.6), Muhlenberg's Abigail Dalton (23:04.9), and JHU's Callie Jones (23:07.8) placed 11th through 14th, respectively, to secure all-conference awards.
- Johns Hopkins, 23
- Dickinson, 50
- Swarthmore, 85
- Haverford, 90
- Franklin & Marshall, 161
- Ursinus, 204
- Gettysburg, 207
- Bryn Mawr, 221
- McDaniel, 254
- Isabel Cardi, Dickinson, 21:16.7
- Rebecca Grusby, Johns Hopkins, 21:45.2
- Therese Olshanski, Johns Hopkins, 21:51.0
- Sarah House, Dickinson, 22:04.3
- Kristin Meek, Johns Hopkins, 22:05.3
- Ariel Keklak, Johns Hopkins, 22:10.7
- Sam Levy, Johns Hopkins, 22:22.1
- Tessa Cassidy, Dickinson, 22:30.0
- Katharine, Priu, Johns Hopkins, 22:34.5
- Arielle Summitt, Johns Hopkins, 22:42.5
- Emma Novak, Swarthmore, 22:56.9
- Stephanie Brown, Johns Hopkins, 23:01.6
- Abigail Dalton, Muhlenberg, 23:04.9
- Callie Jones, Johns Hopkins, 23:07.8