Bella Burda Wins at Penn State, Wildcats Finish Second Overall
Junior Bella Burda (Pleasant Valley, N.Y.) claimed her first career individual victory in cross country and helped lead Villanova to a runner-up finish in a strong field of teams at the Penn State National Open on Friday morning. Burda tallied a winning time of 20:21 over 6,000 meters at the Blue/White Golf Courses and finished one second in front of the runner-up from the host Nittany Lions. Junior Nicole Hutchinson (West Vancouver, B.C.) also placed in the top-10 to help the Wildcats come in second in a close race at the top of the team standings.