Cardi Wins Centennial Conference Cross Country Title

(Gettysburg, Pa.) – Dickinson junior Isabel Cardi (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) broke away from the field and captured the individual title at the Centennial Conference Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon at Gettysburg College.

#1-ranked Johns Hopkins won the team title with 23 points on the day with #5-ranked Dickinson claiming second with 50 points to better third place Swarthmore with 85.

Cardi crossed the line 29 seconds in front of the field with a time of 21:16 to break up a contingent of Johns Hopkins runners at the head of the pack. Senior Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) had a great finish as well, placing fourth overall with a mark of 22:04.

Senior Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) added a top 10 finish, crossing the line eighth with a time of 22:30.

Sophomore Elaina Clancy (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) and Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) came across at 23:32 and 23:38, respectively.

Lilianna Matala (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame – Bishop Gibbons) and Elizabeth Cassell (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) turned in strong performances as well, posting marks of 23:40 and 24:01 to round out the Red Devils' top seven.

Sophomores Laura Berman (Mendham, N.J./Morris County School of Technology) and Kate Altman (Golden, Colo./Colorado Academy) led the Red Devils in the women's open race, finishing 18th and 21st in the standings with times of 26:11 and 26:40.

The Red Devils, ranked fifth nationally and second in the region behind #1-ranked Johns Hopkins will advance to the NCAA Mideast Regionals on November 16 at Lehigh University.