WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – The Earlham College women's cross country team improved by eight places in a year's time at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships hosted by Purdue University on Friday.
The Quakers finished in fifth place with a team score of 168 points and were the third NCAA Division III school and second Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) team to place. Last year, Earlham finished 13th with 365 points.
Individually, freshmen Ellie Haland (25:40.3) and Mairead Blatner (25:42.5) finished two spots from each other as the Quaker duo took 13th and 15th respectively in the Little State Meet (non-NCAA Division I schools).
Junior Rachel Wilkins (26:24.1) was the next Quaker to cross the finish line of the six-kilometer race, doing so in 26th place. Freshman Jasmine Lorenzana (29:15.0) and junior Gabrielle Adams (29:27.1) also finished two spots apart in 56th and 58th place respectively.
Earlham has a weekend off before hosting the Pat Thomas Invitational on campus on Sept. 30.