Gates Places Program-Record Third at Regionals, Becomes First Female Mustang to Qualify for Cross Country Nationals

Gates Places Program-Record Third at Regionals, Becomes First Female Mustang to Qualify for Cross Country Nationals

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Junior Emily Gates placed third overall with a 6k time of 21:32.7 at the NCAA Division III Mideast Regional Championship, hosted by Muhlenberg, making her the first female runner in program history to qualify for the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships. Gates finished just 1.6 seconds behind second-place Katharine Priu of Hopkins.

The Mustangs took ninth overall out of 49 schools in the team standings with a score of 332, which is the programs' best finish at regionals. 

Sophomore Mikhayla Sabo placed 23rd out of 349 runners with a time of 22:31.1, while senior Kelly Winklbauer finished her final collegiate cross country race with a time of 23:39.8.

Freshman Peyton Arbour finished her first regional with a time of 23:43.0. Freshman Mary Gorman clocked a 24:06.9 to complete the team score for Stevenson.

Senior Cassandra Morris finished up her collegiate cross country career with a 24:16.7, while senior Achol Odolla completed her final cross country race for the Mustangs with a time of 24:58.8. 

Hopkins won the regional championship with a team score of 22. Isabel Cardi of Dickinson won the individual championship with a time of 20:38.5.

Gates will compete at the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships, held at Tom Sawyer State Park in Louisville, Kentucky, on Saturday, November 23.