Women’s Cross Country Places 7th at CCOC’s

Paige Bennett (left) and Allison Bonin (right) each set season-best times during Saturday's CCOC Championships at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, N.Y.
Paige Bennett (left) and Allison Bonin (right) each set season-best times during Saturday's CCOC Championships at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, N.Y.

Freshman Chelsea Cooper (West Monroe, N.Y./ Altmar-Parish-Williamstown) finished as the top finisher for the Keuka College women's cross country team for the sixth straight meet as Keuka earned a seventh-place finish during Saturday's annual Cross Country Only Conference (C.C.O.C.) Championships at Seneca Lake State Park in Geneva, N.Y.

Cooper placed 27th among scoring runners with a time of 21 minutes and three seconds on the 5 kilometer course as Keuka scored 220 points to place seventh out of 14 teams. It was Cooper's second-fastest 5K effort this year.

William Smith's Sophie MacCracken won the individual title in a time of 19:18, more than 10 seconds faster than Victoria Hathaway (Clarkson).

SUNY ESF placed four runners in the top 11 and won the team title with a score of 47. Clarkson (58) came in second place, followed by host William Smith (64), Penn State-Altoona (159), Cazenovia (170), Hartwick College (173) and Keuka.

Wells College was eighth with 245 points, followed by SUNY Canton (266), Morrisville State (270), Medaille College (278), Hilbert College (285), SUNY Potsdam (302) and D'Youville College (326).

Freshman Mariah Sergent (Clifton Springs, N.Y./Midlakes) was Keuka's second-fastest finisher, completing the course in 21:13 to place 29th among scoring runners.

Junior Allison Bonin (Orwell, Pa./Northeast Bradford) placed 46th with a time of 22:31.

Sophomore Paige Bennett (Athens, N.Y./Athens) placed 47th with a time of 22:33, while freshman Michaela Martin (Sterling, N.Y./Red Creek) rounded out Keuka's top five finishers, placing 71st after completing the course in 24:29.

Sergent, Bonin and Bennett each set season-bests for a 5K race Saturday, while Martin matched her best race of the year.

The competition drew 132 runners from 14 schools.

The Green and Gold take a week off before competing in the annual North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Championships, Saturday, Nov. 1 at Kenilworth Park in Washington, D.C.