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W&M Women’s Cross Country Places Five in Top 30 at Adidas XC Challenge

(Tribe Athletics)

CARY, N.C. — William & Mary women’s cross country placed five runners among the top 30 on the way to earning its second team runner-up finish of the season at the Adidas XC Challenge on Friday evening.

Competing at the WakeMed Soccer Park Cross Country Park, junior Arianna DeBoer and sophomore Catherine Garrison led the Tribe with top-15 performances. DeBoer topped the Green and Gold with a 12th-place showing at 17:38.6 over the 5K course.

Garrison, competing in her first cross country event since representing Team USA in the 2023 U20 Pan American Athletics Championships, placed 15th in a time of 17:39.7.

As a team, the Tribe finished second behind CAA foe Elon with 70 points compared to 32 for the Phoenix. W&M outdistanced a trio of CAA teams in Charleston (fifth at 111), Campbell (eighth at 250), and N.C. A&T (ninth at 263). Richmond was third with 81 points, while Coastal Carolina rounded out the top five with 125.

Sophomore Kelly Ann Sutterfield finished in the third spot on the team for the second race in a row. After placing 17th at the season-opening Spider Alumni Open, she took 25th on Friday in a time of 18:17.5. Junior Lucy Young was one spot behind Sutterfield in at time of 18:20. Senior Emily Sell rounded out the Tribe’s top five, placing 30th at 18:36.9.

Up Next
The Tribe is back in action at the Paul Short Run on Saturday, Sept. 30.

Adidas XC Challenge
Team Results
1. Elon 32
2. William & Mary 70
3. Richmond 81
4. Charleston 111
5. Coastal Carolina 125
6. East Carolina 139
7. Bull City Track Club 211
8. Campbell 250
9. N.C. A&T 263
10. N.C. Central 271
11. Fayetteville State 282
12. St. Augustine’s 337
13. Shaw 409

W&M Results
12. Arianna DeBoer 17:38.6
15. Catherine Garrison 17:39.7
25. Kelly Ann Sutterfield 18:17.5
26. Lucy Young 18:20.0
30. Emily Sell 18:36.9
40. Kyra Holland 18:48.0
45. Annika Griggs 18:58.2
53. Taylor Gibson 19:10.4
55. Molly Coyle 19:20.2
84. Emily Morris 20:29.8
84. Jenny Gerson 20:30.6
94. Olivia Haller 20:59.8

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