VITFF Bulletin: Rachel Conhoff 2nd at Regionals, Advances to NCAA Cross-Country Finals

Rachel Conhoff (386), cross-country runner (Submitted photo)

Virgin Islands Track and Field and Cross-Country Team member Rachel Conhoff, a senior at Ursinus College, competed at the NCAA Metro Cross Country Regionals at Desales University on Nov. 12.

Conhoff recorded a time of 22:54.6 in the 6K to place second overall in the 151-runner field which was just 4 seconds off the winning time of 22:50.6 by the regional individual champion, Gabriella Nve of Widener.

With her performance, Conhoff has automatically advanced to the NCAA Division III Championship. This will be her second appearance in the NCAA Division III Championship Race, which will be held Nov. 19, in Lansing, Mich.

Conhoff’s ranking in the Regional Championship was the highest individual finish by a Ursinus athlete since 2008. The Ursinus Team finished 7th in the team standing which was the highest ranking ever received for the female Cross Country Team.