Women’s Cross Country wraps up season at Mid-East Regionals


As the men concluded their final race of the year, it was time for the cross country Lady Barons to take on the hilly course at Big Spring High School in Newville, Pennsylvania. With chilly conditions that provided temperatures in the mid-30s and a muddy course, the Lady Barons ran well and also placed well as a team overall. Junior captain Grace Galligan led the charge where she placed 30th, earning her All-Region Honors, while the Lady Barons as a team placed 28th out of 49 teams.

Galligan lead the way with a 30th place finish and also earning herself a new personal record of 23:08, which bested her old personal record by two seconds. She began the race in great position, running the first half of the race smartly, and throughout the second half, where the course became tougher with steep, muddy hills, she began to move up through the pack. With around 1000 meters until the finish, Galligan slowly picked off multiple runners and sprinted home for All Region Honors.

The rest of Lady Barons ran well in their last race of the year. Senior Deirdre Coyle was the next Lady Baron to cross the finish line in 125th place in a time of 24:46, and she was followed closely by fellow Senior Bernadette Williams in 144th place with a quick time of 25:11. The last two scoring Lady Barons were freshman Morgan Litterer (229th place, 27:00), continuing her outstanding freshman season, and Senior Francesca Santos placing 254th in a time of 27:54.

The last two Lady Barons were Sophomore Harper Lafond who trailed Santos closely in a time of 28:23, placing her 266th, and freshman Mary Grayson who was right behind Lafond in 273rd with a time of 28:40. This race concludes the Lady Barons cross country campaign this year.