BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Natalie Daum and Alair Brock became the first Bryn Athyn College women's cross country runners to earn all-conference recognition after strong finishes in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) Championship Saturday morning in a rain-soaked Bicentennial Park. The Lions finished third in the team standings with 95 points.
Daum ran her way onto the All-CSAC first team as she recorded a third-place finish in the 45-runner field with a personal-best 6-kilometer time of 27 minutes, 21.6 seconds. She took just under four seconds off of her previous-best time which came at the Bryn Athyn Invitational on Sept. 28. The third-place finish is the best by a Lion at a conference championship event.
Brock also recorded a personal-best time to place herself on the All-CSAC second team with a 12th-place finish. Brock's time in Saturday's race was 29:02.1, 35 seconds better than her previous PR at the Bryn Athyn Invitational.
Running in her first race for Bryn Athyn in two seasons, Janalene Phillips claimed the Lions' final scoring position with the 33rd-place time of 34:59.5.
Sierra Heinrichs was 39th overall with a time of 37:53.9, while Bri Lennox—competiting in her first collegiate cross country race—had the 42nd-place time of 39:17.0.
Clarks Summit's Abigail Haines claimed the CSAC individual title with the winning time of 26:07.7. Cairn placed four of its five scoring runners in the top-13 to win the CSAC title championship with 60 points.