Women's Cross Country wins PL championship for first time since 2004

By Army Athletic Communications - November 1, 2023
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The Army West Point women's cross country team won the 2023 Patriot League Championship by placing five runners in the top ten on Oct. 28 at Colgate in Hamilton, New York.

Charlotte Richman led the way for Army coming in third place overall with a time of 22:12.4. Claire Lewis came in fourth at 22:20.0. Joanna Halfhill and Louisa Diamond came in sixth and seventh with times of 22:26.2 and 22:29.6 respectively. 
 
Mikayla Cheney finishing ninth at 22:36.8 helped seal the 29 points for the Black Knights and that was enough to top Boston who finished second at 40 points and Navy who finished third with 74 points.
 
This is the first Patriot League title since 2004 and the sixth all-time, tying Navy for the second most in the Patriot League. Coach Mike Smith was named Patriot League Coach of the Year.