Cardi Takes Eighth as Women’s Cross Country Finish 26th at NCAA Championships

Cardi Takes Eighth as Women’s Cross Country Finish 26th at NCAA Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Dickinson women's cross country senior Isabel Cardi posted an eighth-place finish which resulted in being named All-American for the second time as she helped the Devils earn a 26th-place result as a team at the NCAA Division III Championships at Tom Sawyer State Park on Saturday.

Cardi began the day in 21st and immediately worked her way up into the Top-10 by the time the pack hit the three-kilometer mark. She would stay there the remainder of the race and crossed the 6k finish line in 21:02.6 for the eighth-place result. She also would be the first member of the Centennial Conference to complete the course beating out Johns Hopkins Ella Baran by less than a second.

Allyson Yanega posted a 170th-place finish with a time of 22:54.0, followed by Sammy Jo Barnes at 23:12.7. Maddie Garber came in three spots after Barnes in 209th crossing the stripe in 23:13.8.

In the final race of her career, Lilianna Matala recorded a personal-best time of 23:22.7 good for 229th, while Myra Naqvi clocked in at 23:41.0. Elizabeth Cassell was the final Devil to complete the event with a mark of 23:52.4.

Loras junior Kassie Rosenbum posted a time of 20:11.1 to win the individual title with a new NCAA record. Johns Hopkins won the team title with 130 points, followed very closely by Claremont-Mudd-Scripps at 132. SUNY Geneseo (168), Wartburg (179), and Washington U (200) made up the rest of the Top-5.

Full results here.

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