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Niagara women’s cross country wraps up season at Regionals


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AMHERST, N.Y. -- Cold, sloppy conditions greeted the Niagara University women's cross country team at the Audubon Golf Course for the Northeast Regional Championships. The squad of seven came in 33rd against the other 34 schools competing there.

Meet Marks

  • Klinowski finished the season with the distinction of having run the fastest time for Niagara in every one of its meets this fall. The sophomore posted a 24:59.6 to cross 181st overall.
  • Meggie Hart came across 199th, completing the course in 25:29.0, less than 20 seconds shy of her 6k time from MAAC Championships on October 27.
  • Junior co-captain Julia Freemire was the third Purple Eagle to cross the line. She posted a 25:59.0 to earn the 211th position.
  • Eight spots behind Freemire was freshman Elle Russell with a time of 26:32.8.
  • Niagara's fifth finisher was Casey Roman, who clocked in at 27:05.5.
  • Grace Kibler came across next for the Purple Eagles with a mark of 27:56.2
  • The final Niagara runner to complete the course was the other junior co-captain, Mallory Ronan. Ronan came through in 28.10.0.
Coach's Corner

  • Head coach Christine Kloiber: "Super proud all-around of the team. Not just today, but for the entire season. They're a tough bunch and they needed every ounce of resilience today. 33 degrees, snow and mud made for really difficult race conditions. They represented the university with poise and tenacity. Although we wish the weather conditions would have been friendlier, they put it all out there, which is all we ever ask."

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