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Reinhardt Repeats as America East XC Champion

UAlbany Sports Information   11-02-2019

Meet: America East XC Championships

 

Location: University Cross Country Course in Albany, N.Y.

 

Distance: 5K

 

Team scoring: 1. New Hampshire (30); 2. Vermont (54); 3. Stony Brook (105); 4. UAlbany (132); 5. Binghamton (134); 6. UMass Lowell (136); 7. UMBC (143); 8. Maine (251); 9. Hartford (259)

 

Short story: Hannah Reinhardt wins her second-straight individual title, setting a UAlbany course record, as the women finish fourth overall in the first cross country championship meet hosted by the Great Danes since 2011.

 

How it happened

 

  • Hannah Reinhardt won her second-straight individual title, crossing the finish line in a personal-best 16:45.74
  • Her time surpassed the current course record, established in 2013, of 16:59.6 set in 2016 by Monroe College’s Susan Ejore
  • Her time also surpasses UAlbany’s overall course record, 16:47.9 set in 2005 by SUNY Potsdam’s Jodie Schoppmann
  • Reinhardt improved on her meet-winning time from two weeks ago at the UAlbany XC Invitational on the same course by nearly 20 seconds
  • Reinhardt is just the fourth woman in America East history to win the conference championship race on her home course
  • Reinhardt recorded the fourth-fastest winning time in conference history, and fifth-fastest time overall in a championship race
  • The top three finishers each surpassed the current course record
  • New Hampshire won the women’s title with 30 points, their sixth team title in seven years
  • UAlbany’s Kelly Iocca, Kaylah Quarshie, Mercedes Planavsky, Noreen Guilfoyle, Samantha Rutt, Laura Nolan, Kait Butterfield, Olivia Leonard, and Maddy Brogan each recorded season bests
  • The women’s scoring gap was two minutes and 14 seconds

 

Next: The Great Danes visit Buffalo for the NCAA Northeast Regional XC Championships on Friday, November 15.

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