MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Southern New Hampshire University women's cross country team has been predicted to finish second at the 2019 Northeast-10 Cross Country Championships on Sunday. The Penmen accumulated 143 points by a vote of the league's coaches, and the results of the poll were released Friday. This year's race will be held at Jamesville Beach Park, Jamesville, N.Y., and hosted by Le Moyne College. The women's 6k race is scheduled to start at 12:15 p.m.
Stonehill College, the ten-time defending champs, finished atop the poll with 169 points and 13 first-place tallies. SNHU slotted second with 143 and the other first-place vote. Adelphi (140), Assumption (139) and Saint Anselm (126) followed indicating the finish could be close among teams in the upper half of the league. Coaches are not permitted to vote for their own team.
Southern New Hampshire finished in sixth place at the 2018 NE10 Cross Country Championships. Sophomore Ashley Corcoran (East Longmeadow, Mass.) has led the squad the fall, earning two Northeast-10 Athlete of the Week honors. Her time of 21:25 for the 6k at the Paul Short Run on October 5 established a new program record for the distance. Sophomore Grace Henson (Cumberland, R.I.) has finished second on the team to Corcoran in each of the three meets the Penmen have competed.
The Penmen are currently ranked No. 3 in the United States Track and Field Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) East Region.
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