WILLIAMSTOWN, MA—Eight Ephs travel to Louisville, KY this weekend for the NCAA Division 3 National Championship race. Coming off of a win at the NCAA New England Regional Championship, Williams will be vying for a podium spot.
A recent USTFCCCA Coaches' Poll ranked the Ephs third in the nation behind Washington University in St. Louis and Johns Hopkins University, which have both been powerhouses this year, and in years past. These teams, and others, will provide challenging competition for the Ephs on the course at E.P. "Tom" Sawyer State Park.
While they will face many great teams, the Ephs are prepared to race their hearts out. Led by senior co-captain Emma Herrmann, the Williams squad is ready to bring the spirit that the team has shown all season. Herrmann will be joined by senior Maddy Boutet, senior Anna Passannante, junior Sarah Tully, junior Brianna Bourne, sophomore Grace Dailey, and first-year Eva Borton. Sophomore Abby Scott will serve as the alternate. These 8 athletes, alongside their teammates, have been training and racing with grit and heart all season, and they will bring that experience and momentum to Louisville.
Said head coach Pete Farwell, "This team has responded to the challenge of some lengthier runs, challenging hills, speedy dirt road, and grass intervals, and focused on always improving, digging in when tired to 'find the gear.' The result thus far has been racing better every week throughout the season, and that is our goal for Saturday - to run the race they know they are capable of, linking themselves together with a unified effort, and relishing the whole experience."
The women's race will take place at 11:45 AM. Live results will be available here and a live stream will be available through Flotrack for those with a subscription.