(WOODLAND PARK, N.J.) - The Carnegie Mellon University women's cross country team finished fourth at the University Athletic Association (UAA) Women's Cross Country Championships on Saturday, October 28 at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park, New Jersey. The Tartans accumulated 116 points at the 6k race hosted by New York University. The fourth-place showing for the Cardinal and Gray is the best finish at the championships since placing third in 2012.
Senior Aparna Alavilli (Hanover, N.H./Hanover) led the Tartans as she crossed the finish line fifth overall in a time of 23:47.3. Sophomore Abigail Levine (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda Chevy Chase) was the next Tartan to finish when she crossed the finish line in 24:37.3 in 17th place. Fellow sophomore Emmalyn Lindsey (Eugene, Ore./South Eugene) was third for the Tartans and finished the race in 24:54.0.
Sophomore Kate Reilly (Scranton, Pa./Scranton Prep) was 29th overall in 25:08.3, senior Rhiannon Farney (Winston Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor) was 47th in 25:51.9, and freshman Parvathi Meyyappan (Cupertino, Calif./Monta Vista) was 50th overall in 26:02.5.
Alavilli earned All-UAA First Team honors with her fifth-place finish.
The Tartans will next compete at the NCAA Mideast Regional on Saturday, November 11. The race will be held in Newville, Pennsylvania.