Pomona-Pitzer and CMS Compete at NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championship

Pomona-Pitzer and CMS Compete at NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championship

Final Results

The Pomona-Pitzer and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (CMS) women's cross country teams competed at the 2019 NCAA Division III Championship on Saturday morning at the EP Tom Saywer State Park in Louisville, Ky.

Johns Hopkins won the team title with 147 points, followed by Washington University (Mo.) in second (150), and MIT in third (189). The 14th-ranked Sagehens finished 13th overall, while 10th-ranked CMS placed 17th in the field of 32 teams. 

Lila Cardillo - the 2019 Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Athlete of the Year - finished 12th overall with a time of 21:38.3, while Helen Guo finished two spots behind in 14th with a time of 21:41.0. In 142nd for the Sagehens was Rosie Linkus (23:08.6), while Abigail Loiselle clocked a time of 23:14.8 to finish 157th overall. Ela Nickels was in 188th with a time of 23:26.7, while Madeleine Mount-Cors (23:44.0) and Lilly Bar (24:46.1) placed 214th and 269th respectively. 

CMS's top runner was Riley Harmon who finished 36th overall with a time of 22:09.8, followed by Abby Johnson in 93rd at 22:49.8, and Sophie Gitlin in 136th (23:06.1). Brooklyn Button added a time of 23:23.9 to finish 175th, Dulcie Jones contributed a 191st finish in 23:27.0, Olivia Gleason (23:54.5) finished 229th, and the 2019 SCIAC Newcomer of the Year Isabella Brusco finished 256th in 24:26.0. 

Competing individually, Maria Ramirez of Redlands clocked a time of 22:45.9 to finish 85th overall, while Caltech's Claire Hu finished in 126th place with a time of 23:01.8. Sabrina Thurber of Occidental placed 145th (23:09.1), while fellow Tiger Kayla Lim was 151st (23:13.4) to round the SCIAC's individual harriers.  

Earning All-American honors with top 40 finishes were Cardillo, Guo, and Harmon.