BOSTON. –  The Virginia women’s cross country team placed eighth (222 points) on Friday (Sept. 21) at the Coast-to-Coast Battle in Beantown, hosted by Boston College at Franklin Park, topping No. 11 Providence and No. 22 Syracuse in the process.
Freshman runner Abbey Green (Bethesda, Md.) led the Cavaliers in the competition, recording a third-place finish. She ran a time of 17:16.8 in the 5k race.
“I was pleased on how the women raced today,” head women’s cross country coach Megan LaVoie said. “I saw some very positive things throughout the race. We have to work on getting closer together as a group. I think this was a good starting point for the team and we are excited to have a few weeks of good training before our next race.”
Freshman Emma Wolcott (Leesburg, Va.) was the second UVA runner to cross the finish line, recording a time of 17:50.7 for 26th place. She was followed by sophomore Kiera Bothwell (Springfield, Va.) in 42nd place and freshman Helena Lindsay (Yokohama Japan) in 71st place. Bothwell recorded a time of 18:03.6, while Lindsay captured a time of 18:18.6. Sophomore Hannah Moran (Salem, Va.) rounded out UVA’s top five runners, finishing 87th with a time of 18:30.2.
In the team standings, Ole Miss won the meet with a score of 102. Georgia Tech finished second with 105 points, while Utah placed third with 161 points.
Virginia will return to action on Oct. 12, running in the Penn State National Open in University Park, Pa.