Ephs Place Three on All-NESCAC Teams

Ephs Place Three on All-NESCAC Teams

WILLIAMSTOWN, MA – Peter Farwell's Williams College women's cross country team finished second at the NESCAC Championships held in Boston's Franklin Park and three Ephs earned All-NESCAC honors. 

Junior Emma Hermann (Northville, Mich.) captured first team honors, while senior Emily Harris (Manchester, N.H.) and junior Audrey Rustad (Boise, Idaho) earned second team recognition.

Hermann finished in sixth place overall crossing the finish line with a time of 22:47.5. Emily Harris claimed ninth place with a time of 23:03.8, while Audrey Rstad came in in 10th place finishing in 23:05.6.

"Emma Herrmann is a true endurance athlete who built her mileage volume this summer, and is now sharpening that with good speed work," noted Eph head coach Pete Farwell. "She moves up throughout races to reach the top field, and is now ready to take them on down the finishing stretch. Her top-notch consistency gives our squad a 'low stick' in every meet."

"Emily Harris has been a team leader and captain 'par excellence' this season, contributing in so many ways to the team's success," said Farwell. "Not least of these is her dramatic improvement on the race course, vaulting her form # 6 or 7 last year to #1 or 2 this year, as evidenced in her excellent 9th-place finish in the conference. She gets out well and mixes it up near the front-runners, and has the strength to hold it all the way to the finishing chute. She inspires our team on a daily basis." 

"Audrey Rustad had a break through last November at the NCAA meet, and we are glad she has come back so strong from some illness, stated Farwell. "She is a proficient racer with an ability to be right at her top 'threshold level' and then sprint in with the best of them, as she did in this excellent NESCAC top-10 finish."