Led by winner Ashley El Rady, the Centre College women’s cross country team captured five of the top seven spots Saturday and cruised to the team title at the Centre College Invitational at Admiral Stadium.
El Rady finished the 3.1-mile run in 19 minutes, 44.38 seconds. Emily Akin was second in 19:57.48 and Hannah Ellis took third in 20:09.84.
Also for the Centre women, Amanda Voukon was sixth (20:41.3), Megan Radenhausen was seventh (20:44.12) and Cristin¿Palmer was 12th (21:17.27). Annie Wigginton was 14th (32:28.95), Camille Seger was 15th (21:35.14), Katie Coldiron was 17th (21:46.69), Kate Evans was 19th (22:30.11), Kristen Means was 25th (22:47.64), Andrea Merchak was 26th (22:51.9), Ashley Eklund was 27th (22:54.65), Guadalupe Delgado was 29th (23:01.4) and Monica Pence was 39th (23:43.48).
Centre finished with 19 points, easily outrunning runner-up Lincoln Memorial (52) and Asbury (73).
The Centre men finished with 44 points, placing second to Berea (18).
The Colonels were led by a fourth-place finish in 27:58.06. Albert Anastasio was sixth (28:10.81), Victor Pataky was ninth (28:17.45), Cody Pack was 12th (28:39.73), Will Short was 13th (28:41.05), Matthew McCurdy was 17th (28:50.81), Glen Bortolus was 19th (28:53.48), Jesse Thompson was 20th (29:00.83), Matthew Gilbert was 22nd (29:19.88), Colin Wurster was 24th (29:33.26), J.J. Crumpler was 27th (29:48.88), Eddie Alcock was 29th (30:07.18), Brent Joplin was 31st (30:26.23), Michael Fryar was 36th (30:53.1), Joseph Durbin was 37th (31:07.21) and Will Troy was 39th (31:13.79).
Centre 3, Case Western 0 —¿At Cleveland, the No. 25 Colonels improved to 3-0 on the season and shut out No. 13 Case Western Reserve.
Alex Combs, Anne Mitchell and Megan Rueth all scored for Centre, which led 2-0 at the half. Combs got her goal in 71st minute. Centre outshot Case Western 8-5. Holly Hilton had two saves and Megan Foley had one.
Centre 3, Emory 2 — At Danville, the Colonels (3-1) led by two goals at the half Saturday and held on to edge Emory.
Jeremy Carlson, Ryan Garvey and Robbe Tarver all scored first-half goals for Centre, which was outshot 11-9.
Jack Goblirsch had an assists, and Zach Sosnovich had four saves for Centre.
Centre 3, Covenant 1 — At Danville, Cameron Miller scored a pair of goals Friday to lead the Centre men to a win over visiting Covenant College.
Miller scored at the 25:30 mark and in the 58th minute off assists from Tarver and Garvey.
Zac Brown added a first-half goal for the Colonels off a pass from Connor Reed. Centre outshot Covenant 21-12, and Zach Sosnovich had three saves.