SWARTHMORE, Pa. - Despite the loss of a strong group of leaders in the Class of 2010, the Swarthmore College women's cross country team returns to the course this season looking to capture the Seven Sisters Championship as well as contend for the Centennial Conference title.
Under the veteran leadership of Caitlin Russell ’11, Rebecca Woo ’11, and a formidable returning cast of juniors, the women are seeking strong performances across the board in hopes of advancing to the NCAA Championships.
The juniors of the 2010 squad will look to build upon the successes of their past to bring the Garnet to the next level. Melissa Frick ’12 returns from studying abroad in Ghana to lead the women, seeking to reclaim a spot on the NCAA All-Mideast Region team. Hannah Rose ’12 and Margret Lenfest ’12 also look to have breakout seasons, improving upon their respective All-Seven Sisters team and All-Conference performances during the last year.
Joining the Garnet women this year is a strong freshmen class headlined by Emma Saarel ‘14, a Swarthmore legacy and one of the premier high school distance runners in Utah. Also joining the squad are Stephanie Beebe ’12, a transfer from Washington & Lee University, and former Garnet soccer player Isabel Newlin ’13. The combined talent of new recruits and returning veterans bodes well for the team in the coming season.