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#18 Tribe Women Capture CAA Title with Historic Race
Updated: Monday 11/02/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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The William and Mary women's cross country team, ranked No. 18 in the country, defended its Colonial Athletic Association title Saturday with the first-ever perfect score in conference history.  The Tribe went 1-5 and placed seven women in the top-10 to score 15 points, defeating James Madison (81) and the rest of the field.  This was the Tribe's 19th CAA title all-time, tied with Portland for the fourth-most ever in Division I.

Complete Results

Tribe senior All-American Elaina Balouris (Allison Park, Pa.) repeated as the individual champion, finishing in 21:17.11 just a stride ahead of sophomore All-American Emily Stites (Wyoming, Ohio) in 21:17.30.  Balouris is the first woman to win back-to-back conference titles since the Tribe's Emily Anderson '10 in 2008 and 2009.  Senior Michelle Britto (Woodbridge, Va.) took the bronze medal in 21:36.73, and sophomore Meghan McGovern (North Wales, Pa.) was fourth in 21:44.61.  Junior Dylan Hassett (Alpharetta, Ga.) completed the sweep in fifth place, crossing the finish in 21:52.23.  Also earning all-conference honors was junior Carolyn Hennessey (Herndon, Va.), who took sixth in 22:15.64, and sophomore Erica Amatori (Cary, N.C.) finished out the top-10 and the Tribe's varsity seven with time of 22:27.04

William and Mary will take next week off to host the annual Massey Cancer Center 5K, which has raised more than $100,000 for cancer research and treatment at MCV's Massey Center over the years.  The run/walk fundraiser will begin at 5:15 p.m. at Zable Stadium next Friday, Nov. 8, and participants and donors are still welcome to sign-up and pledge at  The Tribe's next championship race will come on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Southeast Region Championships in Charlottesville.

31st Colonial Athletic Association Championships - 8K
Oregon Ridge State Park - Cockeysville, Md.

Team Standings
1. William and Mary 15
2. James Madison 81
3. Delaware 86
4. Northeastern 106
5. College of Charleston 150
6. Towson 155
7. UNCW 159
8. Hofstra 229

All-Conference Team
1. Elaina Balouris (W&M) 21:17.11
2. Emily Stites (W&M) 21:17.30
3. Michelle Britto (W&M) 21:36.73
4. Meghan McGovern (W&M) 21:44.61
5. Dylan Hassett (W&M) 21:52.23
6. Lucy Young (NU) 22:06.27
7. Carolyn Hennessey (W&M) 22:15.64
8. Elizbaeth Tauber (TU) 22:16.09
9. Emily Gispert (UD) 22:17.95
10. Erica Amatori (W&M) 22:27.04
11. Meghan Malloy (JMU) 22:44.23
12. Tessa Mundell (JMU) 22:50.32

Other W&M Runners
17. Lauren Strapp 23:02.35
20. Becca Eudailey 23:17.26
21. Leanna Eisenman 23:17.61
29. Christina Lee 23:30.74

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