The University of Connecticut women’s cross country team will start another season this Saturday as they travel to Poughkeepsie, New York to run in the Marist Invitational. The Huskies enter the year as the best team in the Northeast Regional poll of the U.S Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, and are ranked No. 23 in the National Top 30 Preseason Poll.
The Huskies will be led by All-Big East runners: seniors Mia Nahom and Randi Burr, and sophomore Jenna Zydanowicz. They will be supported by returning seniors Celia Chako, Kate Daley, Emma Krebs, Sarah Leatherwood, Kate Romanchick and Alyssa Kraus, junior Caroline Webb and sophomores Caroline Towle and Rachael Woodruff. UConn will also welcome six new runners to the team this year: Danielle Adams, Megan Perrota, Madison Reylea, Monica Strain, Chloe Thomas, and Melissa Zammitti, who will all look to make impacts in their first year and help lead the team to a Big East Championship.
The Huskies will look to improve on their second place finish in the Big East Championship last season with a strong start in New York. Over the past few years, the team has gotten off to very successful starts, placing in the top three two of the last three years. They will look to continue this trend with a competitive placement on Saturday.