Espy leads Celtics at CMU Invitational

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Amanda Espy (FR/Oil City, Pa.) led the Carlow women’s cross country team at the Carnegie Mellon University Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 7, at Schenley Park.

Espy ran 21:40.2 and finished 67th in a field of 178 runners at the 20-team meet. The Celtics took 13th overall, with a score of 409 and an average time of 23:19.7, in a field that included NCAA Division I, II, and III and NAIA competitors from Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.

Duquesne won the team title, with a score of 31 and an average time of 18:53.1. Erin Persson, a CMU alumni, won the race with a time of 18:11.2.

Larissa Kijowski (FR/West Shamokin, Pa.) crossed the line second for Carlow, finishing 76th with a time of 22:11.8.

Leanne Glaub (SR/West Seneca, N.Y.) had a strong race, taking 87th in 23:37.7, which was two minutes faster than her time at the same event a year ago.

Hannah Thornton (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) ran 24:22.2, Lea Chwilka (SR/Coraopolis, Pa.) ran 24:46.5, Olivia Miller (FR/Bolivar, Pa.) ran 24:56.5, Megan Horgan (SO/Bethel Park, Pa.) ran 25:19.3, and Jordan Palmer (FR/Burgettstown, Pa.) ran 27:03.2. All of the Celtics finished within the top 100 runners.

Carlow wraps up the regular season with the Lock Haven University Go Fast River Run on Oct. 28, at 10am. The River States Conference Championship, at Asbury (Ky.) University, takes place on Nov. 4. 

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