(Shippensburg, Pa.) – The 18th-ranked Dickinson women's cross country team opened the 2018 season with a pair of titles at the Galen Piper Invitational at Shippensburg University. The Red Devils captured the team title, outscoring Division II Shippensburg, 29-70. Messiah placed third, followed by the Ship Alumni, York College and Gettysburg.
Junior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) led the way for the Red Devils, claiming the individual title with winning time of 15:14.
The Red Devils had a strong showing with four runners finishing in the top 10. Sophomore Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) was just one second ahead of Allyson Yanega (Center Valley, Pa./Southern Lehigh) as they crossed the line fourth and fifth, respectively, with times of 15:20 and 15:21.
Junior Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) was seventh overall with a mark of 15:28. First-years Elaina Clancy (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) and Isabel Fife (Lancaster, Pa./J.P. McCaskey) had solid collegiate debuts, finishing 12th and 13th.
The Red Devils are back in action next Friday, traveling to Gettysburg for the Little Three Championships, competing against Franklin & Marshall and the host Bullets at the Battlefield.