Sept. 27: The St. Lawrence University women's cross country team had three top-10 finishers on Saturday at the 17th Annual Ronald C. Hoffmann Invitational. The trio, which included sophomore Wendy Pavlus, junior Johannah Ludington and rookie Jenna Hulton, led the Saints to a third place finish overall in their home meet, which also served as this year's Atlantic Pre-Regional.
Pavlus, who finished in 8th place last year, was the top collegiate finisher on Saturday as she earned 2nd place overall out of 189 runners. The Tupper Lake, NY native ran the 6k course in a time of 22:01 and finished behind the women's champion from the Ottawa Lions Club, Kelly Young (21:55).
Ludington and Hulton also logged top-ten finishes, with Ludington landing in 8th place overall behind a time of 22:34 while Hulton was two spots back in 10th (22:44).
First year student Cassie DiMarino was next for St. Lawrence in 34th place with a time of 24:07 and junior Hillary St. John followed two spots back in 36th place (24:08). First year student Jenny Kaagan (69th, 24:59) and senior co-captain Lyndsay Bisaccio (79th, 25:18) rounded out the host team's top-seven scoring.
Also competing for the Saints on Saturday were rookie Melanie Solandt (87th, 25:32), sophomore Katie Loignon (89th, 25:35), junior Alexis Nuffer (94th, 25:39), sophomore Liz Atwood (107th, 26:05), rookie McKayla Nuffer (108th, 26:08), senior Allison Gulka (138th, 27:15) and first year student Kyla Sener (165th, 29:09).