(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team hosted the Carnegie Mellon Hampton Inn Pittsburgh - University/Medical Center Invitational on an unseasonably warm October morning. The Tartans finished fifth, and were the top Division III team, while Division I Duquesne University won the meet with the University of Pittsburgh placing second.
Sophomore Abigail Levine (Bethesda, Md. / Bethesda Chevy Chase) was the first to cross the finish line for the Tartans as she did so in sixth place in a time of 18:52.6. Sophomore Kate Reilly (Scranton, Pa. / Scranton Prep) was second for the Tartans and 19th overall when she finished in 19:41.5. Senior Rhiannon Farney (Winston Salem, N.C. / Mount Tabor) closed the 5k race in 20:13.2 and 35th overall while freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif. / Monta Vista) was 39th overall in 20:27.1.
Junior Allison Scibisz (Hampton, N.H. / Winnacunnet) placed fifth for the Tartans and was 52nd overall in 20:53.4 with junior Alice Duan (Torrance, Calif. / West) and sophomore Valerie Collins (Wellesley, Mass. / Wellesley) finishing 55th and 56th, respectively, in 20:58.9 and 21:00.9.
The Tartans will next compete at the Rowan Inter-Regional Invitational in Glassboro, New Jersey on Saturday, October 14. The race is set to begin at 11:00 a.m.