BRONX, N.Y. – The Dartmouth women’s cross country team bounced back in a big way Friday afternoon at the 2016 NCAA Northeast Regional held at Van Cortlandt Park.
The Big Green claimed fourth on the 6K course, posting 167 points and boasting a pair of top-20 finishers to earn all-region recognition.
Senior Helen Schlachtenhaufen was the top Dartmouth runner to finish, doing so in 20:53 and in 14th place. Sophomore Olivia Lantz was 19th in 21:06 as the duo garnered individual honors as part of the all-region team.
Sophomore Bridget O'Neill was 69th in 21:58 to round out the scoring for the Big Green.
"The women ran a very strong race today,” head coach Courtney Jaworski said. “We had solid performances from our senior Helen and the younger group of Olivia, Leigh and Diana really set the tone for a successful morning. It's fun to end the season ahead of many Ivy and northeast rivals!"
The fourth-place finish in the field of 37 competing teams was a big bounce-back performance for Dartmouth who had finished seventh two weeks ago at the Ivy League Heptagonal Championship.
National power Providence finished atop the team standings with 50 points with second-place Harvard (71) joining the Friars as the region’s two automatic berths into the NCAA National Championship next weekend. Yale (126) and Cornell (177) were sandwiched around Dartmouth with Columbia (200) and Brown (208) taking sixth and seventh, respectively, to cap a strong day for Ivy League teams.
Check back with DartmouthSports.com this weekend as the at-large bids to fill in the field next weekend are announced.