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Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 30, 2010
CLINTON, N.Y. --- Amy Tortorello, who just won the Maine State Championships two weeks ago, finished in 10th place for 21st-ranked Colby College at the NESCAC Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday at the Hamilton College Golf Course.
Tortorello had a time of 22 minutes, 59.9 seconds over the 6-kilometer course to help the Mules take a strong fourth out of 11 teams. Middlebury, the top ranked team in the country won the meet, third-ranked Williams was second, and 17th-ranked Amherst placed third.
Colby's top seven runners includes one senior, four sophomores, and two first-year runners. Sophomore Berol Dewdney was 23rd overall in 23:32.0 and senior Emma Linhard was 29th with a 23:40.6. Claire Dunn made the top 40 by placing 36th in 23:53.3.
The Mules had three runners come in close together at the finish line. Kate Connolly was 50th in her first NESCAC race in 24:05.4 and classmate Allison Rigby took 51st with a 24:07.8. Layne Schwab, a sophomore, took 53rd in 24:09.6.
Jennifer Gossels of Williams College won the women's race in 22:13.8.
Colby will compete in the ECAC Championships next Saturday at Colt (R.I.) State Park. The Mules will then run in the New England NCAA Qualifier at Williams College on November 13.
NESCAC Women's Cross Country Championships
Team scores: 1. Middlebury 26; 2. Williams 49; 3. Amherst 88; 4. Colby 128; 5. Tufts 141; 6. Bowdoin 145; 7. Bates 203; 8. Wesleyan 207; 9. Hamilton 289; 10. Trinity 294; 11. Connecticut College 321
Colby results: 10. Amy Tortorello, 22:59.9; 23. Berol Dewdney, 23:32.0; 29. Emma Linhard, 23:40.6; 36. Claire Dunn, 23:53.3; 50. Kate Connolly, 24:05.4; 51. Allison Rigby, 24:07.8; 53. Layne Schwab, 24:09.6; 77. Brittany Colford, 24:50.9; 94. Morgan Lingar, 25:23.1; 96. Sophie Weaver, 25:29.0; 98. Claire Cannon, 25:32.7; 107. Robyn St. Laurent, 25:52.9