Oct. 18, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Junior Kelley Robinson took home her first career individual title, as she helped lead the Navy women’s cross country team past Army, 26-29 on Saturday in the annual Star meet. Navy recorded its third overall Star after the men’s cross country team defeated Army earlier on in the day.
“I could not have been more proud with the finish we had in the last 1000 meters,” Navy head coach Karen Boyle said. “Kelley impressed me with her performance from start to finish.”
Robinson held the lead for the entire race and crossed the tape first with a time of 22:25.82. The junior runner has finished in the top three in the last three Army-Navy meets.
Army’s Jennifer Comfort and Madison Hill followed to place second and third. Navy then saw Morgan O’Connor (So., Sammamish, Wash.) tie the race at 5-5 with a fourth-place mark at 23:12.62.
After the Black Knight’s Rachel King finished fifth, Navy grabbed sixth, seventh and eighth place to guarantee the win. Allison Parks (Fr., Lisbon, Ohio), Meghan Harvey (Jr., Nottingham, Pa.) and Christina Blair (Sr., Peninsula, Ohio) finished in that order to earn Navy it’s fourth-straight Star over Army in women’s cross country.
Navy will have next weekend off in preparation for the Patriot League Championships, which will take place on Nov. 1 in Bethlehem, Pa.