Girls Cross-Country Clinches First at Westtown Invitational
Girls Cross-Country Clinches First at Westtown Invitational
Liz Torrey

The Saints girls cross-country team traveled to Westtown on Saturday afternoon and performed well, placing first in the six-team event. The Saints were led by Emma Tapscott '18, Charlotte Gehrs '20 and Elisa Davila '18 as all three runners placed in the top 7. Tapscott led the charge as she finished in second place on the afternoon, crossing the finish line with a time of 20:56. Within 8 seconds, Gehrs came across the finish line and finished in fourth place, clocking in at 21:04. Davila was next as her impressive time of 21:46 was good enough for seventh place on the day. Alex Hopkins '18 and and Ann Yancey Bassett '19 were next in line for the Saints, finishing 14th and 17th with times of 22:41 and 22:44 respectively. Rounding out the remaining Saints runners were Leandre Pestcoe '19 and Bryer Wood '21, who ran to 20th and 35th place finishes.

"To say that I am proud of the team's performance at the Westtown Invitational would be an understatement," said girls cross-country assistant coach Chris Sanchez. "Their level of drive, focus, and energy was incredible—enough for both JV and varsity to take first place!"

The Saints look to continue their success after Long Weekend, when they will participate in the Killens Invitational.

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