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Hoffmann of Women's Cross Country Earns All-American Honors with 29th Place Finish at NCAA Championships

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Graduate student Jessica Hoffmann (Millington, N.J./Watchung Hills) of The University of Scranton women's cross country team earned All-American honors with a program-best 29th place finish at the NCAA Championship that was held on Saturday at Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing.

Hoffmann completed the 6,000 meter course in chilly conditions with a time of 22:36.4, which was in a dead heat with Bates' Jessica Richardson who finished 28th in the exact same time. Loras' Kassie Parker won the individual title with a time of 21:06.5, while Johns Hopkins won the team title with 144 points.

For Hoffmann, the Millington, N.J., native is the only two-time NCAA qualifier in women's cross country history and improved on a 42nd place finish in 2021 with today's 29th place finish in the field of 292 runners.

Saturday's performance caps a stellar season for the graduate student who won the Landmark Conference individual title for a second straight year and also posted a second place finish at last weekend's NCAA Mideast Regionals.