Women's XC Finishes Third, All-Second Team Features Four Nighthawks

Photo Credit: Elms College. NECC All-Second Team featuring (From R to L): Hamido Hassan, Averie Greeley, Mary Jok, & Shakira Henriquez.
Photo Credit: Elms College. NECC All-Second Team featuring (From R to L): Hamido Hassan, Averie Greeley, Mary Jok, & Shakira Henriquez.

WESTFIELD, Mass. – The Elms College women took home New England Collegiate Conference cross country title on Sunday at the championship race at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.

 

Four Blazer women finished in the top 12 of the 40-woman race to lead Elms to the championship. Tyana Medina (Springfield, Mass.) led the Elms pack with a fourth-place individual finish, running the 5k course in 22:14. Emily Guillerault (East Granby, Conn.) took sixth in 22:26, Keara Moulton (Ashburnham, Mass.) finished 10th in 23:12 and Julia Trezza (Wilbraham, Mass.) took 12th in 23:23. First-year coach Jill Bigos earned NECC Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year recognition for her efforts.

Lesley finished second in the women's team standings with three runners in the top 10. Nicole Footer took second for the Lynx in 21:34 while Anne Cooper (Harvard, Mass.) finished fifth in 22:17 and Kayla Ranere (Danbury, Conn.) finished seventh in 22:44.

Newbury took third, led by an eighth-place performance from Averie Greeley (Ledyard, Conn.) who ran in 22:51. The Nighthawks were followed by Eastern Nazarene, which boasted the NECC Women's Cross Country Runner of the Year Rodelina Kingsley, who won the women's race in 21:10. Kingsley also claimed Rookie of the Year honors among NECC women.

Bay Path finished fifth, highlighted by a third-place individual finish from Briana Serrato, followed by Mitchell and Dean.

NECC Women's Cross Country All-Conference Performers:
Runner of the Year: Rodelina Kingsley (Eastern Nazarene)
Rookie of the Year: Rodelina Kingsley (Eastern Nazarene)
Coach of the Year: Jill Bigos (Elms)

First-Team
Kayla Ranere – Lesley
Emily Guillerault – Elms
Anne Cooper – Lesley
Tyana Medina – Elms
Briana Serrao – Bay Path
Nicole Footer – Lesley
Rodelina Kingsley – Eastern Nazarene

Second-Team
Hamido Hassan – Newbury
Mary Jok – Newbury
Julia Trezza – Elms
Shakira Henriquez – Newbury
Keara Moulton – Elms
Kathryn McCormack – Mitchell
Averie Greeley – Newbury

Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team
Megan McKenna – Bay Path
Nicole Romero – Dean
Rodelina Kingsley – Eastern Nazarene
Emily Guillerault – Elms
Nicole Footer – Lesley
Victoria Shalko – Mitchell
Dominic Thoroughgood – New England College
Shakira Henriquez – Newbury
Maddy Main – Southern Vermont