Williams Men & Women Finish Third at NCAA Cross Country Championships

2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Williams led the NESCAC contingent at the 2019 NCAA Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville, Kentucky as both Eph teams finished third in their respective races.


Pomona Pitzer won the men’s race, claiming its first national title with 164 points. North Central (182 points) finished one point ahead of the Ephs (183 points) to round out the top three teams.

Patrick Watson of Stevenson was the individual winner of the men’s race, clocking a time of 24:13.9, nearly six seconds ahead of the runner-up. Aidan Ryan and Ryan Cox finished 10th and 19th, respectively to lead Williams and the NESCAC runners. Ryan, the 2019 NESCAC Champion, finished the course in a time of 24:40.1, while Cox posted a time of 24:48.5.

Johns Hopkins won the team title in the women’s race. The Blue Jays won their third title in the last four years compiling 125 points and were followed by Washington University (138 points) in second and Williams (168 points) in third, the Ephs best result since 2015.

Ithaca sophomore Parley Hannon won the individual title by 18 seconds (20:53.8). Tufts’ Danielle Page, the 2019 NESCAC Runner-Up, placed sixth with a time of 21:25.5, while 2019 NESCAC Champion Sophia Gorman of Colby finished ninth with a time of 21:29.1.

NESCAC Team Finishes

3 – Williams, 183 points
16 – Colby, 381 points
23 – Amherst, 572 points
29 – Middlebury, 672 points
32 – Bates, 795 points

3 – Williams, 168 points
8 – Tufts, 310 points
14 – Bates, 388 points
15 – Middlebury, 406 points
23 – Wesleyan, 569 points