CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — On Saturday, Vanderbilt women’s cross country wrapped up its regular season at the XC23 Invitational. Several nationally ranked and SEC teams were in attendance in Charlottesville, as the meet served as a preview of the course for the 2023 NCAA DI Cross Country Championships.
Vandy, paced by Caroline Eck, finished 22nd as a team in the Blue Race. She placed 71st individually, turning in a time of 21:14.3. In her second race as a Commodore, freshman Colette Kinsella finished second among her teammates and 99th overall on Saturday’s 6-kilometer course, recording a time of 21:33.6. Lainey Phelps, who placed 122nd (21:44.5) and Julia Rosenberg, who was 129th (21:46.0), were Vanderbilt’s third and fourth finishers. Emma Curry finished fifth among Vandy student-athletes and 133rd overall, crossing the finish line in 21:48.2, which is a personal best.
Vanderbilt’s remaining finishers in the Blue 6K included Joslin Blair (22:20.9) and Ella Lambert (23:03.9)
In the Women’s Orange 6K, Cameron Fawcett was the first Commodore to finish and 69th overall with a time of 22:17.1. Senior Jenna Holland finished second among teammates in the race and 126th overall (23:09.9).
The Commodores will head to Columbia, South Carolina, to compete in the SEC Cross Country Championships Oct. 27.
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