EASTON, Pa. – Junior Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.) placed fifth overall to lead the Holy Cross women's cross country team to a fifth place team finish on Saturday at the Patriot League Championship. Colgate's Elise DeRoo successfully defended her title to lead the Raiders to a first place team finish with 42 points. Bucknell was second with 64 points, Army was third with 93 and Navy finished fourth with 109 points. Holy Cross placed fifth with 120 points, while American, Lehigh and Lafayette rounded out the last three spots.
Sutherland finished fifth with a time of 20:28 to lead the Crusaders, earning her first team All-Patriot League honors. Freshman Emily Hughes (Milton, Mass.) was the second Crusader to cross the line, finishing in 21st place with a time of 21:30. Junior Elizabeth Humphries (Siler City, N.C.) finished 28th with a time of 21:40, junior Sarah Mellea (North Arlington, N.J.) placed 32nd with a time of 21:48 and senior Jacqueline Imse (Simsbury, Conn.) crossed the line in 34th place with a time of 21:52.
Holy Cross will take a week off before continuing action at the NCAA Northeast Regional on Nov. 13.