(Newville, Pa.) - The Dickinson women's cross country team celebrated senior day with a great performance on Saturday, capturing the overall combined team title at the Dickinson Long Course/Short Course Invitational at Big Spring High School.
The #16-ranked Red Devils claimed the top four spots in the 6k race to win the title with six points, holding off top-ranked Johns Hopkins, who finished with 24. The Red Devils matched the Shippensburg University with the low score in the 4k event, but the Raiders earned the top spot with the highest finishing individual.
The Red Devils combined for just 21 points on the day with Shippensburg coming in with 50 to earn second in the combined standings.
Sophomore Sarah Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) added a top-10 showing while senior Candace Ionescu (Maple Glen, Pa./Upper Dublin) and Eve Charest (Greenfield, Mass./Northfield Mount Herman) finished in the top 20.
Sophomore Isabel Cardi (Media, Pa./Strath Haven) led the Red Devils in the 4k race as they placed four runners in the top 10. Cardi crossed the line third with a time of 14:41 while classmate Allyson Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) clocked a time of 14:52 to claim seventh.
First-years Isabella Fife (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) and Elaina Clancy (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) finished seventh and eighth, and Amelia Lufrano (Montclair, N.J./Monclair) had a top-20 showing in the #17-spot.
The Red Devils are off next week before traveling to the De Sales Invitational on October 6th.