BRYN ATHYN, Pa. – The Bryn Athyn College women's cross country team put together a strong showing in front of its home fans as the Lions came in second place in the Bryn Athyn Cross Country Invitational Friday afternoon.
Led by a top-10 effort from Laura Clymer, the Lions had a score of 71 points—edging out Albright and its 72 points to claim the runner-up position in the team standings.
In her first career 6-kilometer race, Clymer crossed the finish line in a time of 27 minutes, 36.0 seconds to secure a ninth-place finish.
To go along with Clymer's strong finish, the other five Lions to participate in the field set a personal-best time at the 6K distance.
Lianhua Lenihan eclipsed her previous personal record by 46 seconds as she finished the race with the 17th-place time of 29:30.9. Morgan Flynn—competing in her second 6K—finished one spot behind Lenihan with a time of 30:09.8 to take 18th.
Alair Brock and Danae Elder claimed the Lions' final two scoring positions, crossing the finish line separated by just 1.7 seconds. Brock posted a time of 31:49.5, 44 seconds than her previous best time, to end the day in 23rd. Elder settled for 24th with a 31:51.2, smashing her old personal best by nearly three minutes.
Emily Pizzaro completed Bryn Athyn's lineup with the 33rd-place time of 38:42.0.
Sidney Trunzo from Penn College posted the winning time of 23:59.8. PSU Berks won the team title with 27 points.
The Lions return to action on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Immaculata Invitational.