(MEADVILLE, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team traveled north to compete in the Allegheny College Classic on Saturday, September 16. Senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) was the first of 134 runners to cross the finish line with a time of 18:03. The senior helped the Tartans to a first-place team finish in a field of 11 teams which included University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Case Western Reserve University.
Finishing three seconds behind Alavilli and placing second was sophomore Abigail Levine (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) in a time of 18:06. Sophomore Emmalyn Lindsey (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) placed sixth overall with a time of 18:37 while freshman Jill Nelson (Glen Ellyn, Ill./Illinois Math & Science Academy) crossed in eighth with a time of 18:46.
The fifth Tartan to finish the race was freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista) in a time of 19:11 to place 18th overall followed by sophomore Kate Reilly (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) in 21st. Reilly crossed with a time of 19:22. Senior Rhiannon Farney (Winston Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) placed 33rd with a time of 19:43.
The Tartans will next race at the Paul Short Invitational held at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Friday, September 29.