Branigan finished sixth at the meet, crossing the line in 21:56.0.
Placing 42nd, and crossing the line second for the Pipers, was Rachel
Glissmann (Sr., Omaha, Neb.) in 23:18.9. Placing 57th was Jessica
Kociscak (Jr., Ramsey, Minn.) in 23:40.6.
Katie Drinane (Sr., Roseville, Minn.) placed 69th with a finish of
24:00.2. Right behind her in 70th was Sara Holland (So., Dousman, Wis.)
Lauren Howe (Jr., Siren, Wis.) was 82nd with a time of 24:11.8 while
Rachel Simmer (Sr., Champlin Park, Minn.) placed 104th in 24:39.3.
Hamline posted 224 points in the meet. Carleton won the regional championship with 95 points.
Branigan will run in the NCAA Division III cross country national
championships next Saturday, November 21, in Cleveland, Ohio. The race
is scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.