Delaware Harriers 13th in Region Poll; Head to Towson Invitational Saturday (Sept. 20, 2013)
NEW ORLEANS -- The University of Delaware women’s cross country team, coming off consecutive outstanding performances at Mt. St. Mary’s and at its own Delaware Invitational, remained at No. 13 in this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Mid-Atlantic Region poll.
The Blue Hens will continue action this Saturday, Sept. 21, when they compete at the Towson Invitational at Oregon Ridge Park in Cockeysville, Md. at 11 a.m. Oregon Ridge will also be the site of the Colonial Athletic Association Championships on Nov. 2.
Georgetown stands at No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic Region poll followed by Penn State, Villanova, Princeton, West Virginia, Navy, Pennsylvania, Duquesne, Bucknell, La Salle, Saint Joseph’s, Maryland, Delaware, American, and Monmouth.
The Blue Hens, led by second-year head coach Wendy McFarlane, posted a second place team finish at its own Delaware Invitational this past Saturday at White Clay Creek State Park. The Hens earned a second place finish in the Division I race, trailing only Princeton and finishing ahead of CAA rival Towson and Seton Hall.
Delaware was once again led by senior Lindsay Prettyman, who placed fourth overall with a time 22:19.99, a mark that helped her break the White Clay Creek State Park Course record for Delaware runners of 22:31.59 set by Julia Somers in 2006. Delaware runners posted four of the top five and 7 of the top 10 fastest times on the course in UD history.
Prettyman has now led the Blue Hens in 13 straight meets and in 16 of the last 17 since the 2011 season.