Bloomsburg, Pa. – After a strong performance by their teammates at the Coast to Coast Battle in Beantown on Friday afternoon, the rest of the Bucknell women’s cross country team traveled down the road to Bloomsburg University on Saturday morning to compete in the Husky Invitational. The Bison took seven of the top ten spots, using their depth to claim the team title. 

Bloomsburg’s Victoria Davis won the women’s 5K race, held on the Bloomsburg’s upper campus, in a time of 18:29.6, while junior Kate VanNess was Bucknell’s top finisher, taking third place with a time of 19:28.4. Senior Beth Braunegg finished fourth, crossing the line in 19:39.9, and junior Maddie Dulac rounded out the top five, crossing the line in 19:41.3. Senior Emily Waksmunski (19:46.4), sophomore Meghan Carroll, junior Michelle Golden (19:49.8), and junior Justine Schnell (19:50.9) also scored points that contributed to the team’s victory.
At the end of the day, the Bison edged out Bloomsburg for the top team spot by a slim margin, finishing with 27 points to the Huskies’ 32 points. Mansfield finished third with 85 points. 

The Bucknell women’s cross country team returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 5 when the Bison travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to compete in Lehigh’s Paul Short Invitational.