HAMILTON, N.Y. - Sophomore Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.) led the Crusaders with a second place finish at the 2009 Patriot League Championship in Hamilton, N.Y. on Saturday afternoon. Colgate's Elise DeRoo took first in the race and Bucknell claimed the top spot in the team competition as the Crusaders finished fifth as a team.
Sutherland finished in second place with a time of 22:54.6 and led the Crusaders for the fifth consecutive race this season. Sophomore Sarah Mellea (North Arlington, N.J.) crossed the line in 27th place with a time of 24:24.6, senior Claire Luke (Delmar, N.Y.) finished in 34th place with a time of 24:31.5, sophomore Elizabeth Humphries (Siler City, N.C.) crossed the line in 35th place with a time of 24:32.4 and junior Jacqueline Imse (Simsbury, Conn.) rounded out the top five Crusader finishers with a 41st place finish and time of 24:46.4.
The Crusaders will take a week off before returning to action at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 a.m.