Corcoran Finishes As National Runner-Up To Lead Knights To 10th at NCAA Championships

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – SUNY Geneseo senior Genny Corcoran finished as National Runner-Up, just eight seconds behind the winner, to lead the Knights to a 10th-place finish at the NCAA Division III Women's Cross Country Championships, Saturday, at Tom Sawyer State Park in Lousivlle, Ky.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Corcoran traversed the six-kilometer course in 21:11.8 to finish in second place and earn her second-consecutive All-American honor after finishing 20th overall a season ago.
  • First-year Windsor Ardner placed 89th with a time of 22:48.4 while juniors Melissa Graham (23:01.9) and Mariellen Penzer (23:03.5) finished in 127th and 131st, respectively.
  • Senior Annibell Coolican capped her collegiate cross country career with a 167th place finish, crossing the line in 23:19.2 to round out the Knights' top five.
  • First-year Ciara Knott placed 199th (23:32.8) and senior Cassidy McGinn finished in 247th (24:18.8). 

GENESEO FINISHERS
2. Genny Corcoran 21:11.8
89. Windsor Ardner 22:48.4
127. Melissa Graham 23:01.9
131. Mariellen Penzer 23:03.5
167. Annibell Coolican 23:19.2
199. Ciara Knott 23:32.8
247. Cassidy McGinn 24:18.8 

TOP TEAM SCORES (32 Teams)
1. Johns Hopkins 125
2. Washington-St. Louis 138
3. Williams 168
4. Chicago 208
5. Carleton 210
6. Wartburg 219
7. MIT 252
8. Tufts 310
9. Dickinson 332
10. GENESEO 360

 MEET NOTES

  • Geneseo made its 21st-consecutive NCAA Championship appearance.
  • The Knights logged their sixth-consecutive top-10 finish, and the 13th in program history.
  • Geneseo extended Division III's longest streak of qualifying both its women's and men's programs to the NCAA Championships. The Knights' men finished eighth.