WILLIAMSTOWN - Tufts Women's Cross Country finished third out of 13 teams in their second contest of the season at the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday.
|Natalie Bettez finished first overall with a total time of 22:06.9|
The Jumbos finished with a score of 114 and a total time of 1:57:21 in the women's six-kilometer event. MIT won the event finishing with a score of 67 and a total time of 1:56:06. Williams edged the Jumbos for second by nine seconds recording a time of 1:57:12 and a score of 81.
Senior Natalie Bettez finished first overall for the second time this season clocking a time of 22:06.9 which was 10 seconds better than the second place finisher. Bettez improved her time from last year by 36.2 seconds. Senior Julia Noble clocked a total time of 23:27.8 which was good for 16th place and second on the team.
Freshman Danielle Page finished 21st overall in her second collegiate race clocking a time of 23:37.7. Fellow freshman Anna Slager placed 37th with a total time of 24:02.5. Senior Caitlin Porrazzo (24:06.6) and junior Jennifer Jackson (24:26.3) were also in the top 50 overall finishing 39th and 48th respectively. Sophomore Melissa Rowland (24:33.4) was the seventh Jumbo and placed 54th overall.
Tufts will return to action Saturday in the Bowdoin Invitational.
Written By Athletic Communication Intern Bryan Costello