NORTHVILLE, Mich. – Kate Scott won her second consecutive race on Saturday to lead the Bucknell women’s cross country team to a first-place finish in the 5k portion of the 30th Annual Detroit Titan Invitational at Cass Benton Park. The Bison scored 23 points to top the 17-team field and capture their sixth team title at Cass Benton Park.
The Patriot League Female Runner of the Week finished first in a field of 113 runners with a time of 17:55, finishing 12 seconds faster than second-place runner Sydney Meyers of Eastern Michigan.
Including Scott, Bucknell took three of the top four spots in the standings. Sarah Chandler finished third in 18:15, followed by Christine Bendzinski in fourth at 18:21. Elizabeth Sheprow finished seventh in 18:43, followed by Jenna Farmer, Lauren Gronbeck and Christine O’Kane to round out the top 10 finishers.
Eastern Michigan, ranked fifth in the Great Lakes Region, finished second with 57 points, followed by Detroit (90), Findlay (108) and Cleary University (136) to round out the top five.
"Our ladies ran a very smart race and were conservative early," said head coach Kevin Donner, a 1984 Detroit graduate and former head coach at his alma mater. "It was a hilly course on a humid day and our ladies followed the plan nicely."
Bucknell, the ninth-ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic Region, returns to action Sept. 23 to run at the Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational.