Oneda paces JHU women's cross country to win at Pre-Nationals

Freshman places first, six Blue Jays finish in top 20

Freshman Hannah Oneda won her third race this season, leading the Johns Hopkins women's cross-country team to a first-place showing at the NCAA Division III Pre-National meet on Saturday in Terre Haute, Ind.

Oneda bested the field of 326 runners in a time of 21:37, eight seconds ahead of Sarahbeth Jones from Augustana (Ill.) College. Johns Hopkins junior Holly Clarke was third, 15 seconds behind Oneda. Senior Annie Monagle (16th), freshman Sophia Meehan (17th), junior Lara Shegoski (18th), and sophomore Ashley Murphy (19th) all posted top-20 finishes for the Blue Jays.

JHU, ranked third nationally, totaled 52 points. Sixth-ranked Claremont-Scripps placed second with 77 points.

Johns Hopkins will compete in the Centennial Conference championship meet on Oct. 27. The Blue Jays have won four consecutive conference titles.

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