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Lindsay Prettyman led Delaware with a time of 18:30.62
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Delaware Cross Country Opens 2013 Season Winning Four of Five Duals at Mt. St. Mary’s Meet

Courtesy: Delaware Athletics
Release: 08/30/2013
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EMMITSBURG, Md. -- The University of Delaware women’s cross country squad got its 2013 season off to a flying start Friday afternoon as the Blue Hens won four out of five dual meets at the season-opening Mt. St. Mary’s 5K Duals competition.

The Blue Hens, who were competing in their first dual competition in cross country since the 1997 season, knocked off host Mt. St. Mary’s, American, George Washington, and Maryland and falling on to Navy, which won all five of its competitions.

As she has for the past three seasons, senior Lindsay Prettyman led the Blue Hens once again as she covered the five-kilometer course in a time of 18:30.62. She has now led the team in 12 straight meets and in 15 of the last 16 since the 2011 campaign.

Delaware placed two runners in the top 10 and five runners in the top 20. Nicole Daly finished eighth overall with a time of 18:50.79 while Shannon Kelly was 12th (19:08.44), Emily Gispert finished 14th (19:12.23), and Alyssa Kennedy was 18th (19:23.55).

The Blue Hens will now take a week off and continue action Sept. 14 when they host some of the top men’s and women’s teams in the region at the annual Delaware Invitational at White Clay Creek State Park.


Dual Results:
Delaware def. American, 20-37
Delaware def. George Washington, 21-40
Delaware def. Maryland, 22-37
Delaware def. Mt. St. Mary’s, 19-42
Navy def. Delaware, 21-34

Top 10 Finishers: 1. Annie Norah Beveridge (Navy), 18:21.85; 2. Kelley Robinson (Navy), 18;29.18; 3. Christina Blair (Navy), 18:30.33; 4. Lindsay Prettyman (Delaware), 18:30.62; 5. Angela Ryck (GW), 18:39.37; 6. Stephanie Borland (MSM), 18:46.78; 7. Hannah Mansbach (Maryland), 18:46.87; 8. Nicole Daly (Delaware), 18:50.79; 9. Mary Cate Scully (Navy), 19:00.08; 10. Bridget Nolan (Maryland), 19:03.73.

Other Delaware Finishers: 12. Shannon Kelly, 19:08.44; 14. Emily Gispert, 19:12.23; 18. Alyssa Kennedy, 19:23.55; 25. Meredith Steenkamer, 19:30.10; 30. Kellye Foulke, 19:38.76; 36. Katrina Steenkamer, 19:49.96; 44. Gabrielle Alaimo, 20:18.77; 45. Betsy Erlanger, 20:21.19; 49. Morgan Petruny, 20:34.77; 52. Melissa Talley, 20:41.38; 54. Jessica Olsen, 20:49.72; 56. Rachel Weinberger, 20:53.85; 63. Rebecca Gessler, 21:19.65; 64. Margaret O’Brien, 21:20.78; 65. Erica Addonizio (Delaware), 21:21.64; 71. Melissa Mazzo, 22:07.99; 72. Ilana Schnaufer, 22:14.70; 73. Nicole Rittman, 22:15.59; 75. Melissa Arnold, 22:55.98; 77. Chelsea LeCates, 24:27.96; 79. Cassandra Spirio, 25:27.71.

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