(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team started the 2017 season at the Duquesne Duals in Schenley Park on Saturday, September 2. With the dual scoring, Carnegie Mellon defeated Indian University of Pennsylvania, Robert Morris University and Youngstown State University.
Senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) led the Tartans against a field of Division I and II runners, placing 13th overall in a time of 19:07.9 along the 5K course. Finishing second for the Tartans was sophomore Abigail Levine (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) in a time of 19:26.5.
Sophomore Emmalyn Lindsey (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) crossed the finish line in 19:39.1 and placed 23rd overall and third for the Tartans. Behind Lindsey were freshman Jill Nelson (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Illinois Math & Science Academy) in 20:02.8 and sophomore Kate Reilly (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) in 20:26.8.
The sixth Tartan to finish the race was freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista) in a time of 20:53.3 to place 48th overall in her first collegiate race. Junior Alice Duan (Torrance, Calif./West) recorded a time of 21:17.7.
The Tartans will next race at the Allegheny Invitational in Meadville, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, September 16.