Women's Cross Country Wins First Ever Conference Title!

Women's Cross Country Wins First Ever Conference Title!

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NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women's cross country team won its first Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship in a tightly contested meet at Manchester University on Saturday afternoon.

Rose-Hulman scored 56 points to win its first women's cross country team conference championship in 23 years of program history.  Rose-Hulman scored 56 points, with Manchester at 60 and Bluffton at 63 just behind.  Earlham, Franklin, Hanover, Anderson, Transylvania and Mount St. Joseph rounded out the team scoring.

Rose-Hulman relied on two all-conference performances in the win.  Kally Morozin came home third with a six-kilometer time of 23:36.  Camille Blaisdell was sixth in a time of 23:56.

Three Fightin' Engineers earned honorable mention all-league accolades.  Rachel Shubella came home 14th in 24:28; Emma Ross was 17th in 24:37; and Mary Petersen was 19th in 24:40.

The deep performance also featured three more top 25 finishes.  Annelise Cassidy came home 21st in 24:46; Alexa Kovacs was 22nd in 24:52; and Sarozjani Hunter was 24th in 25:07.

Rose-Hulman won its first women's cross country conference championship under the direction of HCAC men's and women's Coach of the Year Geoff Wayton. The coaching staff also includes assistant coach Larry Cole and student assistant Cole Hruskovich, son of Rose-Hulman Athletic Hall of Fame member Roger Hruskovich.

The Fightin' Engineers return to the course on Nov. 11 at the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Regional.