EARLYSVILLE, Va. -- The Duke women’s cross country team, paced by the top-30 finish of sophomore Gabrielle Richichi, placed 17th at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Earlysville, Va., Friday morning.
Richichi, a native of New Fairfield, Conn., posted a personal-best six-kilometer time of 21:12.3 to place 28th overall in the second regional championship of her collegiate career. Richichi remained conservative in the early stages of the contest, crossing the two-kilometer marker in 98th before working her way through the field over the final four kilometers. Richichi improved on her 92nd-place finish from last season’s Southeast Regional Championship.
Freshman Lindsay Billings, competing in the first regional championship of her collegiate career, registered a 46th-place finish, covering the distance in a time of 21:41.6. Similar to Richichi, Billings also improved on her position throughout the latter portion of the race, moving up 53 positions in the last four kilometers.
Sophomore Liz Lansing, participating in the first regional championship of her collegiate career as well, crossed the finish in 97th, while freshman Sarah Armstrong (143rd) and sophomore Sheridan Wilbur (149th) rounded out the Duke contingent competing in Earlysville Friday. Lansing posted a time of 22:25.2, while Armstrong clocked a time of 23:04.2. Wilbur finished with a time of 23:12.2.
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