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November 25, 2013

Cardinals' Driscoll wraps up stellar career

HANOVER, Ind. — Plattsburgh State senior Kelley Driscoll put the wraps on her collegiate cross country career on Saturday morning at the NCAA Division III Women’s Cross Country Championships hosted by Hanover College.

In her third trip to the national championship race, the Geneva product turned in a 118th-place finish by navigating the six-kilometer course in a time of 22:45.

“Kelley had a great season, and this was just a great way to end her cross country career,” said Plattsburgh State head coach Andrew Krug. “She raced really well in the second half and finished strong against some of the best women in the country.”

Driscoll, the latest in a long line of women’s cross-country standouts to wear a Plattsburgh State uniform, was a four-time SUNYAC Female Cross Country Runner of the Week in her final collegiate campaign and earned All-SUNYAC First Team honors for the second time in her career earlier in the season. During her junior season, she was inserted into the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame after finishing in the top 15 at the conference race for three straight seasons.

Additionally, Driscoll obtained her third All-NCAA Atlantic Region award by producing an 11th-place finish at the regional race on Nov. 16.

Chelsea Johnson from St. Scholastica was the first student-athlete to cross the finish line at the championship race, recording a time of 21:11.7. Johns Hopkins netted 85 points to earn the title of national champion while Williams (137) and Middlebury (185) rounded out the top three teams.

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