October 5, 2010

WOMEN'S XC DISPLAYS STRONG RUNNING AT GREENSBURG

The La Roche women's cross country team was once again led by freshman standout Alecia Kidder, who exceeded expectations by running a strong 28:35 for the 6,000 meter (3.8 mile) distance. Kidder finished 20th overall out of 63 runners, a very impressive achievement, particular for a freshman runner. Kidder ran a speedy 7:41 per mile pace for each of the nearly 4 miles. The second La Roche women's runner was senior Hillary Sandzimier, who had a strong run to finish in 42nd place in a time of 32:13. This is Hillary's personal best time for this 6,000 meter distance; she clearly has been gaining in running strength and pacing ability this season. Rounding out the La Roche women runners was sophomore Christina Shields, who finished in 60th place with a solid time of 37:40. This is Shield's first cross country season, and it was her first crack at this 6,000 meter distance, with promising results.

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