NEWVILLE, Pa. — Goucher had not had a runner finish a 6,000-meter race in under 25 minutes all season until freshman Emily League (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) was clocked at 24:29.3 today at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional.
She placed 114th overall in the field of 365 runners.
League's previous best time this season was the 26:13.21 she turned in two weeks ago at the Landmark Conference Women's Cross Country Championships.
Anna Sandacz (Jessup, Md./Annapolis Area Christian School) also ran her fastest race of the season today. She crossed the finish line in 25:15.8, good for 154th place.
The No. 3 runner for the Gophers was Soliana Goldrich (Austin, Texas/Beachwood) in 208th place (26:17.1).
The final two runners to figure in Goucher's team score were Hannah Brogan (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) and Jonelle Palmer (Nashville, Tenn./Hume Fogg Academic Magnet). Brogan recorded a time of 26:22.3 and placed 212th overall; Palmer completed the race in 28:12.4 and 295th place.
The Gophers placed 32nd in the team standings with a score of 932 points, 13 points behind Immaculata and 10 points ahead of Geneva.