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Cullen leads women's cross country to ninth at ECACs







WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- The Bates College women's cross country team took ninth place out of 39 teams Saturday at the ECAC Division III Cross Country Championships, hosted by Williams College at Mount Greylock High School.

The Bobcats scored 238 points, close behind eighth-place Tufts (236) and seventh-place Colby (226).

First-year Lindsay Cullen (Newburyport, Mass.) led Bobcat runners by finishing the 6-kilometer course in 25:04.1, good for 29th place out of 275 runners. Close behind was senior Ngoc Pham (Sharon, Mass.) in 32nd at 25:18.2.

Junior Alex Alberto (Concord, Mass.) placed 53rd in a time of 25:44.4, followed by junior Liz Rowley (Evanston, Ill.), first-year Amanda Solch (Mountain Lakes, N.J.) in 67th (26:02.7), junior Kerri Leonhardt (Milford, N.J.) in 68th (26:03.0) and first-year Liz Schulze (San Diego, Calif.) in 88th (26:33.3).

Bates competes close to home next Saturday at the New England Division III Championships, hosted by the University of Southern Maine at Twinbrook Recreation Area in Cumberland.