Women's Cross Country Heads East to Inter-Regional Boarder Battle on Saturday

Women's Cross Country Heads East to Inter-Regional Boarder Battle on Saturday



RICHMOND, Indiana – The Earlham College women's cross country team heads east for the Inter-Regional Boarder Battler hosted by Rowan University (New Jersey) on Saturday.

The Invitational: The championship 6-kilometer race will begin at approximately 11 a.m. with an open 6-kilometer race scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m.

The Coaches: Claire and Rob Hewitt both enter their second seasons at co-head cross country coaches at Earlham. Last season, the Hewitt's led the Quakers to a sixth-place finish in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) conference. Prior to coming to Earlham, Claire worked at the University of Pennsylvania as an assistant women's cross country coach while Rob had been a high school cross country and track & field coach at national powerhouse Germantown Friends High School (Pennsylvania) since 2004.

The Runners: Earlham has run one 6-kilometer course this season at the Indiana Intercollegiate Championships back on Sept. 15. Freshman Ellie Haland was the top Quaker to finish, doing so in 25:40.3. Fellow freshman Mairead Blatner finished just over two seconds behind Halland while junior Rachel Wilkins crossed the finish line in 26:24.1.

Coverage: Live results as well as a homepage are available – visit the links above. Fans are also encouraged to follow @EarlhamQuakers and @EarlhamXCTF on social media for updates on the meet.

Social Media: Earlham athletics is represented on Facebook (Earlham Quakers Athletics), Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@Earlham Quakers). The Quakers also have a mobile application (Earlham Athletics Front Row) available for download on the App Store and Google Play.

Up Next: Earlham has a week off before the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships hosted by Manchester University on Oct. 28.