Oct.4: Sophomore Wendy Pavlus had the fastest 6-kilometer time in Liberty League Championship history as she led an exciting 1-2-3 Saints finish in a field of 74 competitors as the St. Lawrence University women's cross country team earned their seventh consecutive and eighth overall conference title at the 2008 Liberty League Championships, held on the Ronald C. Hoffmann Cross Country Course in Canton, NY on Saturday afternoon.
St. Lawrence, who is currently ranked 16th in the country, finished first in the team standings with 21 points, while Vassar College claimed second place with 51 points and Rensselaer came in third with 58. Union, William Smith, and Clarkson finished fourth, fifth, and sixth, respectively.
Pavlus' time of 22:28 was under the previous record, held by former teammate Elizabeth Ludovici '07, of 22:41. The sophomore, who finished second at last year's meet, is the sixth straight St. Lawrence winner, a new league record for most individual champions, which was previously shared with Rensselaer, who has had five individual titles.
First year Jenna Hulton and junior co-captain Johannah Ludington went stride-for-stride down the stretch with Hulton just edging Ludington for second place honors. Both Saints finished with a final time of 22:42, rounding out the top three spots.
Also finishing in the top ten for the Scarlet and Brown was junior Hillary St. John, who placed sixth (24:01), and rookie Cassie DiMarino, who placed ninth, crossing the finish line at 24:08.