Jerome '18 paces women's cross country at NESCAC meet

Grace Heller '20 (left) and Hanna Jerome '18 (Josh McKee photo)
Grace Heller '20 (left) and Hanna Jerome '18 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College finished in ninth place out of 11 teams at the 2017 NESCAC Women's Cross Country Championship held at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester, Maine, on Saturday afternoon.

Hanna Jerome '18 led the Continentals in 16th place out of 144 runners with a time of 22:53.5 on the 6-kilometer course. Grace Heller '19 wasn't far behind in 23rd place and a time of 23:14.2. Brigit Humphreys '21 landed in 69th place with a time of 24:31, and Andy Uribe '19 was 92nd in 25:04.4. Caitlin Anthony '18 and Haley Driscoll '21 came in 94th and 95th place with identical times of 25:05.8.

Hamilton collected 233 team points in a race that featured four nationally ranked teams. The Continentals are ranked 10th in the Atlantic Region by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Nationally ranked No. 4 Williams College captured the team title with 62 points and No. 8 Middlebury College was runner-up with 77. No. 17 Tufts University was third with 82 points and No. 14 Bates College -- the championship host -- ended up fourth with 90 points.

Hamilton is off until the NCAA Division III Atlantic Region Championships at Houghton College's Field of Dreams on Saturday, Nov. 11.