Hasting-On-Hudson, NY – The Sage Colleges' women's cross country squad travelled to Bard College on Saturday to compete in the Bard Raptor Invitational. Sage's women's team posted a strong sixth place showing in the competitive field of 18 complete teams.
St. Joseph's (LI) won the women's team race with their score of 68 for the meet, while Sage picked up sixth with a score of 215 for the meet. Junior Sagan Leggett (Valatie, NY/Ichabod Crane) posted a time 20:09 to finish in 13th place, while sophomore Amanda Jones (West Sand Lake, NY/Columbia) posted a time of 20:28 to take home 19th place.
Rookie Olivia Leonard (Waterford, NY/Waterford-Halfmoon) was the next finisher for Sage in 31st with her showing on 20:51. Rookies Heather Dilcher (Colonie, NY/Colonie Central) and Sophia Keravich (Barrington, NH/Oyster River) rounded out the Sage runners with times of 23:51 and 24:03 to finish in 74th and 78th place on the hot day for the Gators.
Head Coach Zachary Williams said of the teams, "We had a good day!" He added, "We're missing a couple of our top runners, on the women's side, but had an impressive outing regardless. This allowed Sagan Leggett to step up and lead the team, with our top finish for the day, 13th place. She lowered her personal best by an impressive 1:41. Amanda Jones was the next Gator across the line, at 19th, and then Olivia Leonard at 31st. Heather Dilcher and Sophia Keravich rounded out our racing squad. They ran together for the bulk of the race, starting out conservatively and building as the race progressed."
Next up for the teams is competition on September 30 at the Saratoga Invitational hosted by RPI at Saratoga State Park.