Official Mid-Atlantic Regional Site
PRINCETON, N.J. (11/7/12)
- The Princeton women's cross country team will race in the 2012 NCAA
Mid-Atlantic Regional on Friday, Nov. 9. The event is hosted by Penn State in University
Park, Pa. The men's 6k race begins at noon.
The top two teams from each regional will automatically qualify for the NCAA
Championships. In addition, 13 at-large teams will be selected. Thirty-six
individuals automatically qualify by being one of the top four regional
finishers not on an advancing team, with two additional individuals chosen by
The Tigers were fifth at Regionals last year and had two individuals qualify
for the NCAA Championships. Princeton has finished in the top five at Regionals
every year since 2002, including wins in 2008, 2007, 2006 and 2005.
Seniors Alexis Mikaelian and Greta Feldman were both named all-region last
year, finishing 23rd and 24th, as the Tigers' 2-3. Sophomore Jackie Nicholas
and junior Marisa Cummings finished in the top-50 at Regionals last year and
will challenge for a scoring slot again this year. Senior Abby Levene,
sophomore Emily de La Bruyere and senior Mel Newbery should also be contenders.
The Tigers are ranked No. 5 in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Three teams in the
region are ranked nationally, including: No. 9
Georgetown, No. 15 Penn State and No. 25 Villanova. West Virginia will
also present a threat to Princeton.