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Sat Sep 02
at Wittenberg Invitational 1st Place
in Springfield, Ohio
Sat Sep 09
at OWU Invitational 10th Place
in Delaware, Ohio
Sat Sep 23
at Purple Valley Classic 22nd Place
in Williamstown, Mass.
Fri Sep 29
at All-Ohio Championship 14th Place
in Cedarville, Ohio
Thu Oct 05
Wooster Dual 1st Place
in Granville, Ohio (Infirmary Mound Park)
Sat Oct 14
at Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble 18th Place
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Oct 28
at NCAC Championship 6th Place
in Oberlin, Ohio
Sat Nov 11
at NCAA Great Lakes Regional 22nd Place
in Delaware, Ohio
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Women's XC competes against a stacked field

Phoebe Osterhout  |  Photo by Brett Dunbar
Phoebe Osterhout | Photo by Brett Dunbar

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass.—Five of the nation's top-10 women's cross country teams converged upon the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts on Saturday for the Purple Valley Classic hosted by Williams College.  For the first time in program history, Denison University was one of 27 competitors at what turned out to be the premier event in Division III, this week.

Denison finished 22nd out of 27 teams in the women's 6K.  Erin O'Connor led the Big Red with a time of 25:06.4 that landed her in 107th place out of 286 runners.  First-year Tommy Solberg finished second for DU and 177th overall in 26:12.2.  Sarah Radziewicz came in third with a time of 26:35.2 while Emily Grabauskas checked in fourth in 26:58.7.  Phoebe Osterhout was Denison's final scorer after completing the race in 27:03.7.  DU's sixth and seventh finishers were Emma Riordan (27:24.8) and Isabelle Cannon (27:35.1).

MIT was the team champion with 55 points.  The individual champion was Taryn Cordani of Ithaca who set the pace with a time of 21:35.5.

Denison will compete on Friday, Sept. 29 at the All-Ohio Championship in Cedarville, Ohio.