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Columbia Women Shine in Light Weekend for Cross Country

Portions courtesy of Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations

PRINCETON, N.J. -- It was all quiet on the Ivy League cross country front, as the Columbia women's squad was the only team in action last weekend. The Lions competed in the Toledo Bubble Buster, placing third out of 14 schools with 92 points, trailing only Butler (72) and No. 23 San Francisco (86).

Columbia finished ahead of No. 18 Toledo (98 points), No. 22 Syracuse (104) and No. 25 West Virginia (334).

Sophomore Waverly Neer (13:22.8) and senior Erin Gillingham (13:23.6) finished the 4K race third and fourth overall, respectively, out of 176 runners. The strong showings of sophomore Aryn Foland (25th, 13:51.0), senior Emily Lanois (28th, 13:53.8) and freshman Olivia Sadler (30th, 13:56.4) gave the Lions five finishers in the top 30.

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Women: Women's Cross Country Takes Third In Toledo Bubble Buster

USTFCCCA National Polls | USTFCCCA Regional Polls
The Ivy League is well-represented in the latest United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) national polls. On the men's side, Princeton is t-No. 17 and Columbia is No. 28, while on the women's side Cornell, Princeton and Dartmouth are all in the receiving votes category, coming in at No. 31, No. 34 and No. 38, respectively.

In the regional polls, the Princeton men are No. 1 in the Mid-Atlantic and Penn is No. 12. The Northeast Region features Columbia at No. 3, Dartmouth at No. 5, Cornell at No. 6, Brown at No. 7, Harvard at No. 8 and Yale at No. 10. For the women, Princeton and Penn come in at No. 5 and No. 9, respectively, in the Mid-Atlantic, while Columbia (No. 3), Cornell (No. 4), Dartmouth (No. 6), Yale (No. 7), Harvard (No. 11) and Brown (No. 12) are ranked in the Northeast region.