Bears Take Third at Iona Meet of Champions

Sept. 22, 2007

Riverdale, NY - Led by sophomore Jenna Ridgway's (Santa Barbara, CA) fourth place finish, the Brown women's cross country team placed third this morning at the Iona Meet of Champions at Van Cortlandt Park.

The Bears' third-place team score of 62 was assisted by strong performances by Ridgway's 21:48.9 for fourth place, senior Smita Gupta's (Tulsa, OK) 22:10.8 for seventh, and sophomore Ariel Wright's (Oakland, CA) 22:47.9 for 21st. Rounding out the Brown scorers was freshman Lara Heigis (22nd, 22:51.8), junior Lindsay Kahn (27th, 23:05.5) and Abby Hinds (28th, 23:06.9).

Claiming the team title was Penn State with 48 points and in second was Cornell with 56 points. Brown (3rd, 62 points) was ahead of 18 other schools, including Ivy League opponents Dartmouth and Harvard.

Up next, Brown will compete at the New England Championships on Oct. 6 at Franklin Park.