Mainland’s Alyssa Aldridge takes 12th for Georgetown in first Big East XC Championships!!!!!

Mainland graduate Alyssa Aldridge, a sophomore at Georgetown, placed 12th in the Big East XC Championships Saturday.

Aldridge was the No. 2 sophomore in the race and Georgetown’s No. 2 runner, covering the 6,000-meter Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course at Kenosha, Wisc., in 22:21, finishing only eight seconds behind the Hoyas’ No. 1 runner, senior Madeline Perez, 9th in 22:13.

Butler won a very close three-way team battle with Villanova and Georgetown. Butler had a 33-second gap from 1 through 5 and scored 52 points, edging Villanova (61) and Georgetown (65).

Aldridge was the Group 4 XC champ and Meet of Champions runner-up and Foot Locker Northeast champ at Mainland and won state titles in the 1,600 and 3,200 as well, running 4:5143 and 10:27.44.

This was Aldridge’s first Big East meet in track or cross country.

Next for Georgetown is the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals on Nov. 15 at Lehigh. Georgetown is ranked No. 2 in the Mid-Atlantic Region and No. 28 nationally.


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