Cardi Claims Title, Red Devils Second at NCAA Regionals

Muhlenberg Sports Information
Muhlenberg Sports Information

(Bethlehem, Pa.) – The #5-ranked Dickinson women's cross country team turned in a great performance, finishing just 10 points behind #1-ranked Johns Hopkins University to claim second at the 2019 NCAA Mideast Regionals on Saturday afternoon.

Junior Isabel Cardi (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) dominated the field of 360 runners as she captured the individual championship with a time of 20:38. Cardi finished almost a minute ahead of the pack and was one of four Red Devils to run to All-Region honors.

Seniors Sarah House (Merrimack, N.H./Merrimack) and Tessa Cassidy (Brunswick, Maine/Brunswick) added top-10 showings, placing sixth and ninth, respectively with times of 21:47 and 21:53.

Junior Emma Johnston (Pelham, N.Y./Pelham Memorial) clocked a time of 22:30, crossing the line 22nd to earn All-Region honors.

Lilianna Matala (Schenectady, N.Y./Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons) and Elaina Clancy (Boiling Springs, Pa./Boiling Springs) posted marks of 23:11 and 23:18 while Kylie Shalala (Conshohocken, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) came in a 23:25.

49 teams entered the race on Saturday with Johns Hopkins taking the team title with 88 points, followed by Dickinson with 98 and Carnegie Mellon University claiming the number three spot with 138. Haverford and Swarthmore finished fifth and sixth to represent the Centennial Conference as well.

The Red Devils earn a spot in the 2019 NCAA National Championships to be held next Saturday in Louisville, Kentucky.