Corvias ECAC Women's Cross Country Runners of the Week (for week ending October 6, 2013)
Elizabeth Tauber – Towson University
Junior, Bel Air, Md.
Tauber set a new Towson record for a 6K, finishing with a time of 21:24.10 in the Women’s Brown race en route to placing third in the field of 365 runners. Out of 45 schools, Towson finished 11th, while Tauber’s individual time broke the previous program record of 21:42.0 set by Britta Nelson set in 2006.
Kate Avery – Iona College
Sophomore, Newton Aycliffe, England
Avery was the Gaels top finisher at the 2013 Paul Short Run Gold Race at Lehigh University, finishing fourth overall. Avery completed the 6k course in 20:16, six seconds off the No. 2 spot at the event. Iona placed 11th overall in the 48-team, 406-runner race field. The Gaels finished behind No. 6 Georgetown, No. 12 Villanova, No. 10 Cornell, No. 30 Columbia, No. 29 West Virginia, and No. 13 Penn State and ahead of Toledo, who was receiving votes in last week's poll.
Elizabeth Eickelberg – Adelphi University
Senior, Leonia, NJ
Eickelberg competed at the Paul Short Invite at Lehigh University. She covered the 6k course in 22:07 which earned her a 10th place finish. She was the first Panther across the line.
Division III New England
Adrian Walsh – Hamilton
Sophomore, Bozeman, Mont.
Walsh placed third in the 6K race at the Geneseo Invitational after clocking a time of 22:18.1 to help the Continentals finish fifth out of 18 teams. Her time is believed to be the fastest 6K time in program history.
Sonrisa O’Toole – Wheaton College
Junior, Great Barrington, Mass.
O'Toole was the first of 62 runners to cross the finish line at the Tri-State Open last Saturday as she concluded the 5-kilometer course with a time of 20:06, while averaging a mile time of 6:28. O'Toole led the Lyons to a first place team finish as Wheaton secured the top-3 spots.
Division III Metro
Stephie-Anne Duliepre – Hunter
Senior, Elmont, NY
In the NJIT Challenge, the captain ran a 19:49.05. The result would land her in 12th place while the Hawks finished 11th as a team.
Meghan Borz – Rowan University
Borz competed at the Paul Short Invitational College Brown Race in Bethlehem, PA. She placed 15th in a field of 365 runners and was the top finisher for the Profs. Borz finished the race with a time of 22:13 on the 6K course, helping her team place 18th overall in the 45-team meet.
Division III Upstate
Amy Regan – Stevens Institute of Technology
Sophomore, Green Brook, NJ
Regan placed ninth overall and first among NCAA Division III runners with a time of 21:42 on the 6K course at the Paul Short Invite. In all, 484 runners took part in the Open section and Regan finished over one minute faster than the next closest DIII participant. Regan broke the Stevens school record for 6K with her time of 21:42. Last year, her best time was 22:07 at NCAA DIII Cross Country Nationals where she placed 40th. She still remains unbeaten by DIII runners in head-to-head competition.
Grace Tilton -- Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
Senior, Concord, NH
Tilton out-distanced the field of 255 by a 29 second margin with a time of 21:48.8 over the six-kilometer course to win the 33rd Annual Geneseo Cross Country Invitational at Letchworth State Park. She ran the course in a 5:52 pace to capture the individual title and help the Engineers to eighth place in the 18-team field. The victory was her second of the season and fourth top 3 finish.
Division III South
Kelsey Patrick – Lebanon Valley College
Sophomore, Tamaqua, Pa.
Lebanon Valley's Kelsey Patrick finished fourth at the Paul Short Race, running a program-record time among elite competition. In the Brown race, consisting of mostly D-I and II along with some elite D-III teams, Patrick was the only D-III runner in the top 10, finishing ahead of runners from Rutgers, Lafayette, and Temple in 21:39 to tie the program 6K record and slash 1:13 off her time on the same course last year. She was the MAC's highest finisher by 24 places, 57 seconds ahead of Elizabethtown's Traci Tempone.