Sosa-Ebert, Haland claim First Team All-HCAC honors at women’s XC meet

Ana Sosa-Ebert

SHELBYVILLE, Ind. – Earlham College sophomores Ana Sosa-Ebert and Ellie Haland both placed among the top 12 to earn First Team All-Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) honors, at Saturday's 2018 HCAC Women's Cross Country Championship at Blue River Park.

First year Remy Haggerty was an Honorable Mention All-HCAC selection.

Sosa-Ebert (23:49.8) was the top Earlham runner in the 6K race, finishing in seventh place and shaving roughly 23 seconds off her time at last season's HCAC meet.

Haland (24:11.5) crossed the line in 11th place, while Haggerty (24:26.6) finished 15th overall.

Sophomore Mairead Blatner (25:42.9) was 30th overall, 29th in points, while first year Shianna Bellingham (26:30.4) was 41st overall, 37th in points, to round out the list of scoring runners for the Quakers.

First year Kayla Newman (26:59.9) and senior Gabrielle Abrams (27:35.0) were 51st and 58th overall respectively, and were the sixth and seventh runners across the line for Earlham.

Earlham finished fifth out of nine teams in the meet with 99 points. Manchester captured the HCAC women's cross country title with 55 points, followed by Bluffton (61 points), Rose-Hulman (76 points), and Hanover (86 points).

Bluffton's Alexis Cash won the meet in a time of 22:38.3, finishing four seconds ahead of second-place Arig Tong from Hanover.

Earlham women's cross country has two weeks to prepare for the 2018 NCAA Great Lakes Region Cross Country Championship, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the same Shelbyville course.

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