The Lehigh women’s cross country team placed 11 student-athletes on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. Highlighted by the Mountain Hawks’ senior co-captains Samantha Andersen and Victoria Berard, Lehigh was ranked third among Patriot League opponents with its 11 members.
The Lehigh women’s cross country team held its annual banquet on December 9 to reflect on yet another strong season. The Mountain Hawks gathered at the University Center to hold a luncheon, awards ceremony and a season reflection by head coach Debbie Utesch.
The Lehigh women’s cross country team finished 15th out of 31 competing squads at the Mid-Atlantic Regionals in University Park, Pa. The Mountain Hawks recorded a combined score of 457 points, finishing just six points behind Loyola (Md.). Senior Julia Perry was Lehigh’s top performing runner, taking 62nd after crossing the line in 22:14 on the 6K course.
After a fourth-place finish at the Patriot League Championships, the Lehigh women’s cross country team will compete at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Qualifiers on the campus of Penn State University on Friday, November 9. The Mountain Hawks will be looking to ride the momentum from their best finish at the Patriot League Championships since notching third place in 2008 race.
Behind a fourth-place finish by senior Julia Perry, the Lehigh women’s cross country team took fourth place in the 2012 Patriot League Championships in Hamilton N.Y. Perry was the top Lehigh performer, finishing in 22:41.4 on Harry H. Lang course, followed by sophomore Ingrid Simon who crossed the line in 23:22.0 for 11th place.