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Northwestern excels in unseeded races, Ava Earl crushes personal record at Valentine Invitational

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Photo courtesy of MaryKate Schoonover
Northwestern runners toe the starting line.

After a weeklong break, Northwestern’s cross country team traveled to the Northeast for the David Hemery Valentine Invitational at Boston University. There, the team showed its potential in the unseeded races and junior Ava Earl continued to perform, setting a new personal record.Last year, at the BU Valentine Invitational, Earl recorded her previous best of 9:25.64 in the 3000 meter race. Yesterday, Earl obliterated that record by over 20 seconds with a blazing 9:04.68 finish.

The Wildcats also executed in the unseeded 3000 meter, with graduate student Adele Magaud placing sixth with 9:50.09 and freshman Jackie Holman close behind, once again showcasing her potential, with 9:51.90 in tenth place.

In the unseeded 5000 meter, sophomore Maddy Whitman placed seventh with a sub-5:30 pace, clocking in at 16:56.99.

Next weekend, the ‘Cats will be closer to home in Chicago, for the University of Chicago’s Margaret Bradley Invitational.

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