HANOVER, N.H. – Coming off a second-place finish at the 2017 Ivy League Heptagonal Championship two weeks ago, the Dartmouth women’s cross country team will look to make an impact on the national scene. 

The Big Green run at the 2017 NCAA Northeast Regional Friday morning at the Audubon Golf Course in Buffalo, New York, looking to punch their ticket to the NCAA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. 

The top two teams from each of the nine regional championships will earn automatic berths to the NCAA Meet next Saturday. At-large teams will fill out the field based on their finishes at the respective regional races. 

The women will run their usual 6K race, set to begin at 11 a.m. with the men’s 10K race to follow at noon. In all, 39 teams from across the region will be at the starting line Friday morning looking to secure a spot in the Blue Grass State and the final cross country race of the 2017 season. 

At Heps, junior Olivia Lantz and her fifth-place showing in 21:17 led Dartmouth, earning her a spot on the All-Ivy League First Team. Sophomore Julia Stevenson and freshman Ella Ketchum each garnered All-Ivy Second Team recognition has they crossed in 11th and 13th, respectively. Stevenson ran a 21:28, while Ketchum crossed the line in 21:32. 

Last year at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, the Green and White were fourth and just missed out on earning one of the coveted at-large berths.