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October 10, 2012

Cross Country Teams Make Noise on A Quiet Weekend

PRINCETON, N.J. -- With only seven of the 16 Ivy League cross country teams competing, no one would blame the Ancient Eight for having a quiet weekend. But the squads were unable to run softly, making noise in both the NEICAAA New England Cross Country Championships and the Metropolitan Championships.

On the men's side, the Dartmouth men won the 100th running of the New England Championships, recreating what the team accomplished in the first-ever race in 1912. The Big Green tallied 83 points, ahead of Yale, which placed third with 142 points.

Dartmouth sophomore Silas Talbot placed third with a time of 24:24.34, while junior Henry Sterling crossed the line in 24:34.95 to place seventh. Yale sophomore Jacob Sandry became the fourth Bulldog this year to break the 25-minute barrier. He came in at 24:36.45 to place 10th.

On the women's side, the Big Green came in third with 139 points, followed by Yale (sixth, 218) and Brown (14th, 416). Dartmouth sophomore Samantha Harmon was the team's top finisher, crossing the line 16th overall in 17:48.09. Yale was led by sophomore Anna Demaree, who finished 14th with a time of 17:45.86.

Brown's women's team sent nine runners, including some who were competing in either their first or second event of the season. Freshman Victoria O'Neil led the way with a time of 18:20, good for 44th out of 251 runners.

The Columbia men and women ran in the Metropolitan Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. With 12 teams competing on both sides, the women placed first, as six Lions finished in the top 10, including the first three spots. It marked the 15th-straight year the Lions won the event.

Senior Mallory Anderson came in first with a time of 18:14.99, followed by junior Caroline Williams (18:23.22) and freshman Leila Mantilla (18:25.82). Led by sophomore Nate Brennand, who came in second, the men placed five in the top 20 to finish third overall.

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Brown
Women: Cross Country Team Competes At New England Championship

Columbia
Men: Women's Cross Country Wins 15th-Straight Metropolitan Championship Meet

Women: Women's Cross Country Wins 15th-Straight Metropolitan Championship Meet

Dartmouth
Men: Men Claim New England Championship in Event's Centennial

Women: Cross Country Takes Third at New England Championship

Yale
Men: Elis Take Third at New England Championships

Women: Bulldogs Claim Sixth at New England Championships