BRONX, N.Y. – The Dartmouth women’s cross country team battled Columbia for six kilometers, but were bested by just seven points for the 2017 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship Friday morning.

The Big Green posted 73 points en route to a second-place finish behind only the Lions and their 66. It was the closest margin between any two teams in the standings. 

Junior Olivia Lantz paced Dartmouth with a fifth-place finish, earning All-Ivy League First Team honors in the process. Lantz ran a 21:17 on the 6K Van Courtlandt Park course. 

Sophomore Julia Stevenson and freshman Ella Ketchum each garnered All-Ivy League Second Team recognition has they crossed in 11th and 13th, respectively. Stevenson ran a 21:28, while Ketchum crossed the line in 21:32. 

Seniors Leigh Moffett and Bridget O'Neill rounded out the scoring spots and gave the Green and White five top-25 finishers. Moffet claimed 19th in 21:45 with O’Neill running a 21:56 to take 25th. 

Princeton’s Gabrielle Forrest narrowly edged out Yale’s Andrea Masterson for the individual crown on an unseasonably warm day in New York. Forrest ran a 21:02.3, beating out the Bulldogs’ top runner by six-tenths of a second. 

TEAM STANDINGS
1. Columbia – 66
2. Dartmouth – 73
3. Yale – 89
4. Princeton – 98
5. Cornell – 106
6. Brown – 132
7. Penn – 139
8. Harvard – 214