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women's cross country 2019 season preview

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – Fresh off the heels of its best performance in the NESCAC Championship meet (third), the Wesleyan women’s cross country team is primed for another successful year. The Cardinals begin the 2019 season hosting the Little Three Championship on Saturday, September 14th.

thoughts from head coach john crooke

“I am excited to kick off the 2019 campaign. We expect to be very competitive this fall within the NESCAC and New England region.”

key returners

becky lopez-anido

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Last season, Lopez-Anido placed eighth overall in the conference meet with a time of 22:58 to earn All-NESCAC accolades. Additionally, she ran a personal-best time in the 6K (21:59.1) at the Rowan Interregional Border Battle and 4K (15:42.9) at the Little Three Championship. Her time in the Little Three Championship earned her a fifth place finish overall.

sara pinsonault

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Pinsonault returns for her final season as a Cardinal this year. Last season, she placed 23rd at the NCAA Division III New England Regional meet with a time of 22:34.55 to earn All-Region accolades. She also placed seventh in the NESCAC Championship to earn All-NESCAC and set personal-best times in the 6K (22:12.6) and the 4K (16:04.5).

emma trapani

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Trapani had a great 2018 campaign in which she ran personal-best times in the 6K (22:40.8) and the 4K (16:22.2). She placed 15th in the Little Three Championship and in the top-100 (88th) at the Division III New England Regional meet.

newcomers

ava danieu

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Miranda graves

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sara greene

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Maeve hoffman

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emily hollander

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jane hollander

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mariah saunders

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emma tuhabonye

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itzel valdez

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the coaching staff

John Crooke enters his 20th season as head coach of the men’s and women’s cross country programs, and he welcomes back Tom Awad for his second season.