Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College women's cross country team climbed into the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) regional rankings this week after an impressive weekend at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. The Bantams, unranked last week, enter the poll at No. 8, jumping ahead of New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) opponent Amherst College, who sit at No. 9. In all, seven NESCAC schools represent the conference in the top-10.
After winning the Trinity Invitational at Wickham Park to open the season, the Bantams followed that up with a second place performance at last weekend's UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Trinity’s 71 points was 34 better than the third-place Brandeis University Judges (ranked 6th in the region) in a field of 40 teams, while Division II Assumption won the team title with 46 points. Senior co-captain Briana Daley (Oak Park, Ill.), this week's NESCAC Performer of the Week, paced Trinity with a fifth-place finish (18:37) while sophomores Grace Harrison (Montclair, N.J.), Samantha Feenstra (Cape Elizabeth, Maine) and junior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) all turned in top-20 performances as well.