HOPKINTON, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College women's cross country team ran at the sixth-annual Bruce Kirsh Cross Country Cup on Saturday, placing third out of 12 programs at the Hopkinton Fairgrounds.
The Hawks posted a score of 108, placing third behind Stonehill (40) and Merrimack (82). Saint Anselm finished ahead of regionally-ranked Southern New Hampshire (116), Assumption (139) and Saint Rose (192).
Senior Liberty Gendron (Goffstown, N.H.) led the Hawks with a 17th-place time of 19:29, setting a personal record time on a 5K course for the second-consecutive race. Junior Maquila Dimastrantonio (Shapleigh, Maine), competing in only her second race of the season, placed 20th with a time of 19:34.9, a season and career-low figure.
Freshmen Sarah Mullen (Seekonk, Mass.), Holly O'Leary (Tewksbury, Mass.) and Dominique Engle (Rutland, Mass.) all checked in with sub-20 minute times, all placing within the top-30 in the race and scoring for the Hawks.
Freshman Ellen Duane (Braintree, Mass.) posted a 42nd place time of 20:27.9 with classmates Samantha Matthews (Groveland, Mass.) and Lia Guerrette (Ellington, Mass.) turning in times of 20:35.7 and 20:43.6, respectively. 13 additional runners competed for the Hawks, who traveled with 21 student-athletes to the local course.
Saint Anselm heads to the very same course, the Hopkinton Fairgrounds, on Sunday, Nov. 4 to compete at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The women's race will begin at 12:15 p.m.