The Central Connecticut women's cross country team had a quality showing at its own 15th Annual Mini Meet on Friday afternoon at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain, CT. The Blue Devils placed fifth overally out of 21 other Division 1 schools. Leading head coach Eric Blake's team in was rookie Megan Brawner who finished in 14th place with a time of 10:38.1.
CCSU scored 191 points just one point shy of fourth place Monmouth with 190 total points.
Shortly behind the freshman was junior Madeline Mondo who completed the 3K course in 10:39.9 in 18th place. Prior to Friday's meet, Mondo recorded the top-team finish for the Blue Devils in each of their previous competitions.
The last three Central runners came in all within 20 seconds of each other. First was freshman Kaitlyn Stevens at 11:24.5, then senior Olivia Mondo in 11:34.6 and junior Morgan Ricci rounded out a fine day for the blue and white.
The University of New Hampshire won the meet with a team-best 45 points including the individual champion Shannon Murdock.
The Central Connecticut women's cross country team will host the 2017 Northeast Conference Championships back at Stanley Quarter Park next Saturday, Oct. 28 beginning at 11:00 a.m. Check www.ccsubluedevils.com and www.northeastconference.org for the latest championship news and updates.