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#14 W&M Takes Second at UVA Invitational
Updated: Wednesday 09/28/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The No. 14-ranked William and Mary women's cross country team finished second overall at Saturday's Panorama Farms Invitational, scoring 67 points in the first full varsity race of the year.  The host Virginia Cavaliers won the event with 42 points, while Eastern Kentucky was a distant third with 118.

The Tribe had two of the top three finishers, all of whome finished more than 17 seconds clear of the field over the 5K distance.  W&M's Elaina Balouris (Allison Park, Pa.) won her second race in as many tries, crossing the line in 16:31.8 to win by nearly a second and crush the existing course record by 28 seconds.  Her fellow All-American Emily Stites (Wyoming, Ohio) was third overall, timing 16:34.0.  Third for W&M was junior Dylan Hassett (Alpharetta, Ga.), who ran 17:33.9 for 18th, and sophomore Meghan McGovern (North Wales, Pa.) was 20th in 17:38.1.  Senior Michelle Britto (Woodbridge, Va.) completed the scoring in 25th place with her 17:43.2, while Erica Amatori (Cary, N.C.) and Carolyn Hennessey (Herndon, Va.) rounded out the top seven in 28th and 41st place, respectively.

William and Mary is back in action on Saturday, Oct. 19, with two meets.  The top runners while head to Terre Haute, Ind. for the Pre-National Invitational, while the rest of the squad will host the Tribe Open at Eastern State.

UVA/Panorama Farms Invitational
Panorama Farms - 8K

Team Scores (National Rank/Regional Rank)
1. NR/5 Virginia 42
2. 14/2 William and Mary 67
3. NR/6 Eastern Kentucky 118
4. NR/5 Harvard 142
5. NR/6 Mississippi 148
6. NR/13 California 156
7. NR/13 UNC Greensboro 158
8. NR/10 Auburn 194
9. RV/4 North Carolina 203
10. NR/14 Virginia Tech 279
11. NR/6 Navy 298
12. NR/NR Liberty 346
13. NR/NR High Point 347
14. NR/NR George Mason 361

Top Five Individuals
1. Elaina Balouris (W&M) 16:31.8
2. Barbara Strehler (UVA) 16:32.7
3. Emily Stites (W&M) 16:34.0
4. Kelsey Santisteban (CAL) 16:51.8
5. Ann Eason (EKU) 16:58.3

Other W&M Individuals
18. Dylan Hassett 17:33.9
20. Meghan McGovern 17:38.1
25. Michelle Britto 17:43.2
28. Erica Amatori 17:50.6
41. Carolyn Hennessey 18:15.8
45. Becca Eudailey 18:19.6
62. Clarissa Schick 18:36.4
63. Christina Lee 18:36.7

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