The women's team not only boasted fine quality, but they added depth to the equation as the team numbers soared to 16 members. The leadership and front-running of Captain Amanda Weiss '97, combined with the dedication of Kelly Jennings '98, Dini Pineda '00, Lisa Yurwit '98 and Hannah Gersen '00, helped to secure a victory at the Conn College Invitational, Amherst's first victory in over a decade.
While the women's lone graduating loss is huge in Amanda Weiss, everyone else returns with a year's worth of experience. Bolstered by a phenomenal recruiting class for the women, the Jeffs should make huge improvements over the course of the season. Co-Captains Jennings and Yurwit will lead a very young team, including Pineda, Gersen, Rebecca O'Dunne '01 and Courtney Jennings '01, on its quest towards excellence in a very tough NESCAC conference.
We are committed to developing teams and individuals that will be competitive on the Little III, NESCAC, ECAC, New England and National level. Our goal is to help the student athletes develop the skills and discipline needed to reach their fullest potential as athletes, as students, and as people. We welcome and encourage all runners who are committed and dedicated, regardless of ability, as these are two qualities essential to reaching one's potential.