Culliton Vermont State Meet Runner-Up for Second Consecutive Season

Culliton Vermont State Meet Runner-Up for Second Consecutive Season

RANDOLPH CENTER, Vt. - Saint Michael's College women's cross country junior Katie Culliton (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls) finished as Vermont Intercollegiate Championship runner-up for the second consecutive year on Saturday at the campus of Vermont Technical College. Both the men's and women's squads took second among 12 schools in a meet that doubled as the Vermont Tech Maple Syrup Challenge.

TEAM RESULTS

  • The Saint Michael's men and women both scored 59 points during their second-place showings.
  • Middlebury College won both championships. The men, who totaled the minimum 15 points, stand 15th in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division III national poll, while the women, who tallied 19 points, are 17th in the nation.
  • Both the Purple Knight men and women had won the last two titles.

WOMEN'S LEADERS

  • Junior Katie Culliton (Glens Falls, N.Y./Glens Falls)
    • 2nd of 80 runners in 5K race, 20:52.68
    • Matched career-high placement with third runner-up showing
  • Junior Abby Kittler (Pittsfield, Mass./Pittsfield)
    • 14th, 21:43.12
  • Senior Filippa Hemmestorp (Malmö, Sweden/Malmö Borgarskola)
    • 20th, 22:01.12
  • Senior Hallie Benton (Limerick, Maine/Massabesic)
    • 22nd, 22:24.16
  • Senior Cailey Comiskey (Highgate, Vt./Missisquoi Valley Union)
    • 25th, 22:41.62
  • Senior Grace Erholtz (Baxter, Minn./Brainerd)
    • 32nd, 23:35.58
  • First-year Erin Boyd (Islip, N.Y./Saint Anthony's)
    • 34th, 23:45.29

MEN'S LEADERS

  • Junior Noah Taracena (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet)
    • 7th of 119 finishers in 8K race, 28:35:44
  • First-year Kasey Mahoney (Bedford, N.H./Bedford)
    • 11th, 29:14.80
  • First-year Braden Butler (South Berwick, Maine/Marshwood)
    • 15th, 29:30.71
  • Senior Will Coppola (Groveland, Mass./Pentucket Regional)
    • 23rd, 30:55.00
  • Senior Alex Frank (Colchester, Vt./Colchester)
    • 27th, 31:14.83
  • First-year Ken Zou (Hampton, N.H./Winnacunnet)
    • 33rd, 32:34.23
  • Junior Swapnil Jhajharia (Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, India/Woodstock School)
    • 34th, 32:38.61

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET

  • Sept. 25 hosting the Equality Invitational, with men's and women's teams all completing an 8K course.
  • The men run at 10 a.m., followed by the women at 11:15 a.m.