|Johanna Ross scored first for Tufts and sixth overall today.|
BRUNSWICK, Maine – Junior Johanna Ross finished sixth individually and Tufts Women's Cross Country was third as a team at the Bowdoin Invitational on Saturday. Eight teams competed overall.
Racing on a six-kilometer course, Tufts' top five finishers combined for an 85 team score. The Jumbos were 12 behind second-place Wellesley (73). Coast Guard had four top 10 finishers and won the team title with a 37 score.
Ross covered the six kilometers in 23:32.7 to lead Tufts. Also in the top 20 for Tufts was junior Cameron Rusin in 14th place (23:51.1), senior co-captain Nicole Kerrigan fractions of a second behind in 16th place (23:51.7) and freshman Kendall Roberts 20th (23:57.0). The final Tufts scorer was freshman Lia Clark in 30th place with a 24:38.8 race.
Among 107 total finishers, Jumbo sophomore Lucy Tumavicus was also in the top 40 (34th) with a mark of 24:54.6.
Coast Guard junior Kaitlyn Mooney won the race with a 21:48.5 time.
Tufts was resting some of its top finishers from last weekend's season-opener at Bates.
The Jumbos will make their annual trip out to Williamstown for the Purple Valley Classic next Saturday.