PHILADELPHIA – The Thomas Jefferson University women's cross country team came in eighth place at the NCAA East Region Championships on Saturday. The Rams hosted the meet at Belmont Plateau for the first time since 1986.
The Rams tallied 259 points on the 6K course. Junior Kali Safer earned All-Region honors by placing in the top 25. She finished 21st with a time of 23:25.2.
Stonehill won its second straight regional championship, and fourth in the last five years, with 26 points. Roberts Wesleyan placed second (41 points) and Southern New Hampshire took third (130 points). All three teams will compete at the NCAA Division II Championships on Saturday, November 23 in Sacramento, Calif.
Stonehill's Sam Curtin was the individual champion with a time of 22:19.1.
21. Kali Safer – 23:25.2 (6:17 pace) *All-Region* *personal record at Belmont Plateau* *2nd-best time by a Ram at Belmont Plateau*
57. Erin Young – 24:36.9 (6:36 pace)
62. Brittany Gable – 24:46.8 (6:39 pace) *personal record at Belmont Plateau*
66. Nicole Stough – 24:49.2 (6:39 pace) *personal record at Belmont Plateau*
67. Kyleigh Percy – 24:50.0 (6:40 pace) *personal record at Belmont Plateau*
93. Mary O'Brien – 25:38.0 (6:53 pace)
112. Meghan Horan – 26:26.8 (7:06 pace)
The Rams are expected to bring back 11 runners to the squad in 2020.