Smith Includes Ivy League Title in List of Goals for Women’s Cross Country Season

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“Just keep improving and moving forward.” That is the philosophy of 18-year veteran head coach Artie Smith ’96 of the women’s cross country team. In just two weeks, Cornell’s 46 member squad will head down to State College, Pennsylvania for its first meet of the season. In the 2015 campaign, the women had flashes of greatness – winning several competitive meets and spending time in the nation’s top 30 of over 300 Division-I schools. “There were a lot of great things last year… I mean being in the top 30 in this sport is a big deal,” Smith stated. Certain steps along the way leave the team hungry for more, though.

CROSS COUNTRY | Red Beats Nationally Ranked Teams to Earn Third Place in Regionals

In what could be its last meet of the season, the men’s cross country team was able to come up big in NCAA Regionals. The team finished in third place, above nationally ranked squads from Columbia and Providence, and missed out qualifying as a team for NCAA Championships by only a couple points. Despite missing out on a Top-2 finish, which would automatically place the Red in the NCAA Championship, Cornell still has a chance to earn a right to compete at the event as a team. Seniors Ben Rainero ad Brian Eimstad, who were able to qualify for the NCAA National Championship with their results from last Friday, continued their success. Rainero placed fifth while Eimstad was able to push for a 14th place finish.