Schiller Top Finisher for Bentley Women at Shacklette Invitational

Schiller Top Finisher for Bentley Women at Shacklette Invitational
Leah Schiller

MANCHESTER, N.H. – Sophomore Leah Schiller (Tipp City, Ohio/Tippecanoe HS) was the top finisher for the Bentley University women's cross country team Saturday morning at the Saint Anselm College-hosted Shacklette Invitational.

Schiller placed 41st overall, in a field of 70, with a time of 22:03.3 for 5,000 meters.

With first-year coach Kevin Curtin resting most of his projected top seven runners, Bentley struggled to a sixth-place finish, among seven participants, with a score of 187.

Stonehill College bested Merrimack College, 32-51, for the team title, and freshman Chandler Ortega of Merrimack broke the tape, posting a 19:37.9 in her collegiate debut.

Next Saturday, Bentley will run in the UMass-Dartmouth Shriners Invitational.


at Manchester, N.H.

Team Standings: 1. Stonehill 32, 2. Merrimack 51, 3. Saint Rose 64, 4. Saint Anselm 78, 5. Southern New Hampshire 127, 6. Bentley 187, 7. Assumption 196.

Top Individuals: 1. Chandler Ortega, Merrimack, 19:37.9; 2. Brittany Venturo, Stonehill, 19:41.4; 3. Emily Anderson, Stonehill, 19:47.2; 4. Jordan Westcott, Saint Rose,, 19:50.1; 5. Courtney Bennett, Saint Anselm, 19:50.9

Bentley Runners: 41. Leah Schiller, 22:03.3; 55. Heather Hallstrom, 23:15.6; 57. Alix Pettinella, 23:29.3; 58. Nikki Sirignano, 23:34.0; 63. Brittany Baudier, 24:44.6; 64. Courtney Swan, 25:01.6.

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