Brunswick, Me. -- November 12, 2011 -- Senior Michelle Mirti proved to be Springfield College's best performer at today's NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Regionals at Bowdoin College.
The native of Pompton Plains, N.J. finished in 74th place with a time of 23:19.94.
Behind Mirti was freshman Nora Letendre (Northampton, Mass.) in 137th at 24:22.19, then freshman Sarah Knop (Eastham, Mass.) in 142nd at 24:27.01, and sophomore Gabriella Williams (Rutland, Mass.) in 143rd at 24:28.50.
In 150th was senior Sissell Holloway (St. Croix, Virgin Islands) in 24:36.66. In 173rd was sophomore Erica Fisher (Chicopee, Mass.) in 24:55.39. Rounding it out for the Pride was junior Nicole DeCristoforo (North Kingston, R.I.) in 188th at 25:07.06.
As a team, Springfield finished 19th (of 55 teams) with 646 points. The top 10 were as follows: Middlebury 55, Williams 60, MIT 134, Amherst 142, Tufts 181, Wellesley 186, Keene State 213, Bowdoin 238, Colby 242, and Brandeis 253.