WORCESTER, Mass. – The Assumption College women's cross country team, receiving votes in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II National Poll, will be competing in its second-consecutive NCAA Division II National Championship this Saturday in Evansville, Indiana. The women's race is set to start at 9:30 a.m. (EST).
The Hounds enter Saturday's National Championship boasting five All-Region competitors, including senior Antonia Pagliuca (Peabody, Mass. / Peabody Veteran's Memorial) who is a four-time, First-Team NE10 All-Conference selection and All-Region performer. Last year at nationals, Pagliuca finished in 97th place, crossing the finish line in 22:30.6.
Assumption will also look to senior's Courtney Fisher (Peterborough, N.H. / Contoocook Valley Regional) and Megan Corbeil (North Smithfield, R.I. / Mount Saint Charles Academy) who were All-Region performers this season. Last year, Fisher paced the Hounds at their first National Championships, finishing 74th with a time of 22:16.7. Corbeil was the fourth runner to cross the line for the team, clocking in with a time of 24:19.0.
Kialeigh Marston (Standish, Maine / Bonny Eagle) will look to continue her fantastic sophomore campaign at nationals, as she earned All-NE10 and All-Region honors this year. Senior Elizabeth Sullivan (New Bedford, Mass. / Bishop Stang) rounds out the All-Region honorees for the Hounds, as she finished in 21st place with a time of 24:04.4.
Senior captain Sara Amato (North Attleboro, Mass. / Bishop Feehan) will be competing at her second National Championship, while junior Charlotte Allen (West Bridgewater, Mass. / West Bridgewater) will be competing in her first.
The NCAA Championship will be webcast live via ncaa.com, with links to the webcast as well as live results also available on assumptiongreyhounds.com.