Paulina Nunez Places for Bearcats at ECACs
So Paulina Nunez's season was not over after all with the AEC Championship on October 27th. Returning to her old stomping grounds at Van Cortlandt Park with the Binghamton Bearcats on Saturday, November 17 for the ECAC Championships, Paulina had her breakout performance with a 21:08 5K time and 124th place to take the team's 7th spot. Her run helped the Bearcats grab 5th out of 25 teams in their final meet behind New Hampshire, Colgate, Army, and Towson with 178 points. Freshman Ashley Horton led Binghamton with a great 5th place finish in 18:39, 25 seconds behind top runner Elizabeth Kennedy of Colgate. Ten Bearcats ran in the season ender. Molly Burke of Hastings also ran in the race as tenth runner on the Bucknell team.
A week earlier on November 10th the Bearcats took 16th among 36 teams in the NCAA New England Regional meet at Harvard University. Paulina did not run in the race, which was won by Providence.
So again, congratulations to Paulina for battling all the way through to the end of her first Bearcat season.