Espy, Celtics win first women’s cross country meet in program history

Kristin Seamon -


The Carlow women’s cross country team won the Penn State Greater Allegheny Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 16, for the first program victory in school history.

Amanda Espy (FR/Oil City, Pa.) won the 5K race, in a time of 20:58 for a 6:46 pace, becoming the first individual winner in Carlow cross country history.

Larissa Kojowski (FR/Dayton, Pa.) took fifth place, in 23:09. Hannah Thornton (FR/Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished seventh, in 24:15. Olivia Miller (FR/Bolivar, Pa.), Leanne Glaub (SR/West Seneca, N.Y.) and Janika Hutton (SO/Monongahela, Pa.) finished ninth, 10th, and 11th, respectively. Miller ran 25:06, Glaub 25:18 and Hutton 25:35. Gabrielle Kluger (JR/Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) was 14th, in 26.40.

The Celtics scored 32 points, with a team time of 1:58:46. WCCC took second place, with 40 points and a team time of 2:02:43. Kent State Tuscarawas rounded out the field in third place, scoring 59 points with a team time of 2:32:24.

Individual runners from Penn State Dubois, Penn State Fayette and Penn Highlands also competed.

The Celtics next race in the Saint Vincent College Invitational at 9:30am Sept. 23.

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