Manchester, Conn. – Senior co-captain Briana Daley (Oak Park, Ill.) finished third overall with a time of 19:51.3 over 5,000 meters to lead the host Bantams to first place in the season-opening Trinity Women's Cross Country Invitational this afternoon at Wickham Park. Trinity's 29 points was 36 better than the second-place United States Coast Guard Academy Bears in a field of 11 teams. Kaitlyn Mooney won the race for the Bears with a time of 19:01.5 and New Haven's Nicole Maliborska was second at 19:47.0.
Five Bantams finished among the top ten, as sophomores Grace Harrison (Montclair, N.J.), Samantha Feenstra (Cape Elizabeth, Maine), senior co-captain Hannah Ells (Amesbury, Mass.), and junior Anna Barnes (Storrs, Conn.) placed 5-6-7-8 just 30 seconds apart. Trinity heads to the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth for its next race a week from today.