The Colorado College women and men’s cross country teams swept the 2022 Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships for the third time in four years on Oct. 29, in Georgetown, Texas.
Led by defending individual champion and SCAC Runner of the Year Elliot Singer ’25, the women’s team won its second consecutive SCAC crown and third in four years.
The Tigers captured the top nine spots in the race, the first time in SCAC history, to earn the first perfect score of 15 points since Trinity University in 2013. Trinity finished second with 50, followed by Texas Lutheran University in third with 95.
Singer finished the 6K race in 22 minutes, 55.2 seconds — nearly 23 seconds faster than teammate Clare Quinn ’23 . Singer is the first repeat winner since Leah Wessler ’17, who took the honors in 2015 and 2016.
Ella Fullerton ’26 finished third in 23:18.3 to earn SCAC Newcomer of the Year honors, while Jane Mallach ’24 was fourth (23:18.5), and Alison Mueller-Hickler ’26 fifth (23:19.5). Na’ama Nevo ’23 (23:20.3) and Sydney Rankin ’25 (23:23.7) finished sixth and seventh respectively. Nevo won the league’s Elite 19 award, given to the all-conference performer with the highest grade-point average. She has a 3.92 g.p.a. and is majoring in mathematics.
Britt Helgaas ’25 (8th/23:27.2), Dafna Williams ’23 (9th/23:28.5), Liz S. White ’26 (11th/23:32.8), Brooktie Biruktawit Frogge ’26 (12th/23:35.0), and May Lamb ’25 (14th/23:35.9) also earned all-SCAC honors.
Meanwhile, the men’s squad captured its fourth consecutive SCAC title, the first team to do so since 2006.
Led by individual champion James Settles ’24, the Tigers captured four of the top eight individual spots. Seven runners finished in the top 14 to earn all-conference honors.
Colorado College finished with 31 points, followed by Trinity University with 35, and Southwestern University with 91. CC is the first team to win four straight team titles since DePauw University from 2003-06.
Settles covered the 8K course in 25 minutes, 23.6 seconds, 30 seconds ahead of runner-up Will Salony of Trinity. The SCAC Newcomer of the Year as a first-year student, Settles finished second last season. He was named this year’s recipient of the league’s Elite 19 award, which recognizes the all-conference performer with the best grade-point average. He has a 4.0 g.p.a. and is majoring in computer science.
Brett Kitazono ’24 placed fourth with a time of 26:06.9, while Devlin Swanson ’24 finished seventh in 26:24.2.
Theo A. Snowdon ’23 (8th/26:26.3) and Walt Zachar Jones ’25 (11th/26.43.7) rounded out the official scoring for the Tigers, while Joe Marcucci Salvatore Bullock ’26 earned SCAC Newcomer of the Year honors with a 12th-place result (26:44.7). Rabbit Larrabee Barnes ’26 (13th/26:46.9) also earned a spot on the all-SCAC team.
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