Hulton an All-America, Saints Eighth at NCAA’s
Nov. 19: The St. Lawrence University women's cross country team finished in eighth place overall at the 2011 NCAA Championships on Saturday in Winneconne, WI. Leading the Saints was senior co-captain Jenna Hulton, who earned All-America honors for the second time in her career thanks to a 34th place showing.
The finish is the second-best showing by the Saints' women's team in program history. Meanwhile, Hulton becomes only the second women's cross country runner in St. Lawrence history to be a two-time All-American.
"I'm very pleased with how we competed today," said St. Lawrence head coach Mike Howard, the 2011 Atlantic Region Coach of the Year. "This team had to overcome the losses of Wendy (Pavlus) and Amanda (Moreland) and battled all year long. I'm so proud of our team, and certainly very happy for Jenna and McKayla who had fantastic senior years."
Jenna Hulton was amongst the leaders through the 1.5 mile mark, and went on to cross the finish line in 21:42 and earn All-America honors. Fellow senior co-captain McKayla Nuffer was 81st overall, followed closely by junior Jackie Lemme in 86th place. First-year student Megan Hulton (130th) and sophomore Amy Cymerman (162nd) capped the team's scoring with 341 points, good for eighth place behind regional foe Plattsburgh State (328).
Juniors Caroline Raue (201st) and Erikka Nuffer (249th) rounded out St. Lawrence's championship roster on Saturday.
Washington University (MO) won the national championship on the women's side ahead of defending champion Middlebury College. Chiara Del Piccolo of Williams College won the individual title in 20:52 ahead of Christy Cazzola from Wisconsin-Oshkosh, leading the Ephs to third place in the team standings.