MT. MORRIS, N.Y. — Led by a couple of All-Region performances by Kelley Driscoll and Katie Ehmann, the Plattsburgh State women’s cross country team picked up a 20th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regionals this morning at Letchworth State Park.
As a team, the Cardinals racked up 491 points, finishing 20th among the 38-team field.
New York University claimed the team title, netting 97 points and placing a pair of runners in the top 15. St. Lawrence accumulated 103 points to finish in second place while TCNJ (148), SUNY Geneseo (149) and Oneonta State (177) rounded out the top five. Student-athletes who finished in the top 35 were placed on the All-Region Team. The regional race was hosted by SUNY Geneseo.
Cruising along at a pace of 5:50 per mile, Driscoll secured a top-15 finish at the final race before the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships. The Geneva, N.Y., product covered the six-kilometer course in a time of 21:44.1.
Ehmann was the second member of the Cardinals’ seven-woman team to cross the finish line. The All-SUNYAC Third Team performer was clocked in a 30th-place time of 22:25.7.
Just missing out on a finish among the top 100 student-athletes was Amanda Joskow, who traversed the course in 23:39.3. Joskow placed 103rd in the field of 269 runners.
Taking part in their first NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional, the freshman tandem of Lauren Perschetz (164th, 24:41.7) and Morgan Deming (183rd, 25:05.1) rounded out the top-five finishers for Plattsburgh State.
Sophomore Megan Schweizer (207th, 25:53.4) and freshman Kristin Schnalzer (226th, 26:52.0) also took part in the race.
Depending on what happens in other regional races around the country today, Driscoll may get a chance to participate in the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships in Hanover, Ind., on Saturday, Nov. 23.
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