- Results: 1st out of 25 teams
- Event: NCAA East Regional Championship held in Buffalo, New York
- The Lead: The Assumption College women's cross country team, ranked second in the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Association (USTFCCCA) Division II East Region poll, won their first ever NCAA East Regional Championship today, beating Stonehill by just one point.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Senior Antonia Pagliuca (Peabody, Mass. / Peabody Veteran's Memorial) paced the Hounds on their historic day, finishing second out of 173 competitors with a time of 22:58.2. Classmate Courtney Fisher (Peterborough, N.H. / Contoocook Valley Regional) and sophomore Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) recorded top-ten finishes, as Fisher placed sixth in 23:22.5, while Marston finished seventh in 23:25.0.
- Senior Megan Corbeil (North Smithfield, R.I. / Mount Saint Charles Academy) had a strong race, as she also placed inside the top ten, crossing the line in ninth place with a time of 23:27.4. Classmate Elizabeth Sullivan (New Bedford, Mass. / Bishop Stang) was the last Hound to score, clocking in with a time of 24:04.4 which was good for 21st place.
- Junior Charlotte Allen (West Bridgewater, Mass. / West Bridgewater) and classmate Sara Amato (North Attleboro, Mass. / Bishop Feehan) crossed the line in 38th and 58th place, with times of 24:40.8 and 25:11.7, respectively.
BEHIND THE NUMBERS
- Assumption claims its first ever NCAA East Regional Championship a year after placing second for the first time ever, to clinch its second straight trip to the NCAA Championship
- The Hounds won the race with a point total of 45, while Stonehill finished second with 46 points. Roberts Wesleyan placed third (110 points), while Merrimack (184 points) and American International (192 points) rounded out the top five.
- Pagliuca, Fisher, Marston, Corbeil and Sullivan were all named All-Region for finishing in the top 25 among all comptitors.
- Assumption returns to action on Saturday, November 18th as the Hounds travel to Evansville, Indiana for the NCAA Division II National Championship.