Lawlor makes NCAA meet for second time after taking 12th at regionals

GORHAM, Maine -- Colby College's Cait Lawlor is headed to the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships for the second time after qualifying for the meet.

Six teams and seven individuals from the NESCAC will compete at the meet on Saturday, Nov. 18, at the North Farm Facility in Elsah, Ill. (Principia College host). The women's race will start at 1:15 p.m. (EST)
 
Lawlor finished 91st out of 280 finishers at last year's national meet in Louisville, Ky. Runners had to battle strong winds, a wet course, and cool weather that day.

Lawlor earned All-New England honors after placing 12th out of 393 finishers at the NCAA Division III New England Region Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday at University of Southern Maine.

Lawlor (pictured right) helped the Mules finish in seventh place overall out of 56 teams. 
 
Lawlor, a senior, had a time of 21 minutes, 29.6 seconds over the 6-kilometer course (3.73 miles). She also earned All-New England honors last year in taking 17th place at the regional meet. 
 
Colby junior Hannah Springhorn took 42nd place in 22:23.9 and first-year Sophia Gorman had a top-50 finish by placing 47th with a 22:26.9. Gorman was ninth among first-year runners.
 
Helen Chavey took 70th place for the Mules in 22:53.9, while first-year Whitney White was 74th in 23:01.9. Taylor Kennedy placed 125th for the Mules in 23:42.6, while first-year Hannah Southwick took 147th with a 23:55.2.
 
Team scores (top 20 out of 56)
1. MIT 58
2. Tufts 92
3. Williams 106
4. Middlebury 113
5. Bates 150
6. Amherst 183
7. Colby 241
8. Brandeis 287
9. Wesleyan 288
10. WPI 311
11. Trinity 316
12. Bowdoin 354
13. Coast Guard 402
14. Connecticut College 439
15. Wellesley 462
16. Smith 547
17. U. New England 559
18. Gordon 562
19. Wheaton 642
20. Westfield State 644