CASTLETON, Vt. - The Castleton University women's cross country program will head to Johnson State on Saturday to face the league's best for the North Atlantic Conference Championship.
Castleton is coming off an impressive seventh place finish out of 22 teams in the 5K Western New England Invitational, featuring some of the top competitors in the region. Freshman Kaylyn Crompton led the way for Castleton, finishing just seconds off the lead in fourth place overall out of 242 runners.
Crompton tallied her fourth top five of the season with an impressive time of 19:31, while two other Spartans recorded top 25 finishes as well. Elizabeth Bassette continued her strong season with a 15th place finish, marking her fourth top 25 in just five weeks of action. Molly O'Callaghan came away with a 24th place finish to round out Castleton's top three.
Collectively, the Spartans have recorded three top five finishes this season, including a first place finish in the opening meet of the year at the Southern Vermont Invitational.
Castleton has enjoyed great sucess at the NAC Championships in recent history, posting top five finishes in each of the last five seasons, including last year's third place notch. The upcoming race will be the final meet before the ECAC Championships and NCAA Regionals taking place the following two weeks on Nov. 5 and Nov. 12, respectively.
The Spartans will be looking for their fifth top ten of the season when they take their marks at 12 p.m. on Saturday at Johnson State College.