Alyssa Aldridge placed 18th overall in the Mid-Atlantic Region Cross Country Championships, helping Georgetown place third.
Aldridge, a Georgetown sophomore from Mainland Regional, covered the 6,000-meter course at Lehigh University’s lower campus in 20:41, finishing just 39 seconds behind winner Lydia Olivere of Villanova.
That 20:41 is a big 6,000 PR for all course for Aldridge, Her previous 6,000 best on any course was 2:11 in the Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational in September at Penn State
Aldridge was Georgetown’s third finisher. The Hoyas placed third in a close four-team finish, behind Penn State (73) and Villanova (77) and just ahead of Princeton (93). Those three schools are ranked No. 1, 2 and 3 in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
At Mainland, Aldridge was the 2016 Meet of Champions XC winner, Foot Locker Northeast Regional champion and national finalist, placing 13th in the country in the fall of 2016. On the track she ran 4:51.43 and 10:27.44.
Georgetown will race at the NCAA Division 1 Championships a week from Saturday at the LaVern Gibson Championship Cross Country Course on the campus of Indiana State in Terre Haute, Ind.