- Event: 55th Annual William & Mary Invitational
- Course: Eastern State – Dunbar Farms Course
- Distance: 5-kilometer
- The Short Story: Three freshmen led the VCU women's cross country team to a strong showing at the 55th annual William & Mary Invitational. Ariel Briales was the top performer for the Rams, who had three runners in the top-25 at the meet. Briales' time of 19:47.2 was good for 19th overall, her second straight top-20 performance.
- Ariel Briales – 19th overall – 19:47.2
- Caitlin McNicholl – 24th overall – 20:24.1
- Emily Dyke – 25th overall – 20:27.4
- Brianna Krumholz – 34th overall – 21:40.2
- Niema Eaves – 36th overall – 21:42.4
- Lindsay Seeley – 40th overall – 24:01.1
- Richmond – 21
- William & Mary - 45
- Hampton - 82
- VCU - 96
- VCU returns to the course on Saturday, October 5 when they hit the trials at the prestigious Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.