Providence College Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Ranked in the USTFCCCA Week 8 Poll

    Charlotte Ffrench O'Carroll turned in a strong performance at the BIG EAST Championships on Saturday, October 29.

    Charlotte Ffrench O'Carroll turned in a strong performance at the BIG EAST Championships on Saturday, October 29.

    Nov. 1, 2011

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association released national rankings today for the eighth week of the 2011 cross country season, with both Friar cross country teams represented. The women's team moved up two spots and is now ranked fifth with 315 points. The men's team is now ranked 30th with 36 points.

    Both teams ran at the BIG EAST Championships on Saturday, October 29, in Louisville, Ky. The women's team placed second at the meet, only nine points behind first place Villanova. Sophomore Emily Sisson (Chesterfield, Mo.) was the top Friar, finishing in fourth place with a time of 19:57.40. Sophomore Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) earned a sixth place finish with a time of 20:12.60, and senior Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) earned ninth place with a time of 20:19.00. Senior Charlotte Ffrench O'Carroll (Dublin, Ireland) crossed the finish line in 19th with a time of 20:43.50, followed by junior Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) in 25th to round out the Friar scoring, crossing the line in 20:58.20.

    The men's team placed fifth at the BIG EAST Championships. Senior David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland) took second place with a time of 23:29.30. Next in for the Friars was senior Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) who finished in 17th place with a time of 24:06.40. Freshman Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) finished in 28th place with a time of 24:20.90. Freshman Benjamin Connor (Derby, England; 24:29.10) and senior Julian Matthews (Nelson, New Zealand; 24:32.40) rounded out the scoring by finishing 34th and 35th, respectively.

     

     

    The Friars will return to action on November 12 at the NCAA Regionals in Buffalo, N.Y.

    USTFCCCA
    NCAA Division I
    2011 Women's Cross Country Week 8 National Coaches' Poll
    Rank 			Institution 			Points
    1 			Florida State (10)		357
    2			Villanova (1)			340
    3			Colorado (1)			331
    4			Vanderbilt			319
    5 			Providence			315
    6			Washington			307
    7 			Georgetown			287
    8 			Stanford			282
    9			Syracuse			249
    10			Iowa State			244
    11			Oregon				241
    12			Michigan State			229
    13			West Virginia			196
    14			Texas				183
    15			Michigan			181
    16			Arizona				178
    17			Arkansas			165
    18			Boston College			161
    19			New Mexico			149
    20			NC State			118
    21			Virginia			111
    22			Penn State			102
    23			Oklahoma State		        100
    24			Notre Dame			86
    25			North Carolina			72
    26			California			65
    27			San Francisco			50
    28			Wisconsin			44
    29			Cornell				31
    30			Minnesota			23
    

    USTFCCCA NCAA Division I 2011 Men's Cross Country Week 8 National Coaches' Poll Rank Institution Points 1 Wisconsin (7) 355 2 Oklahoma (5) 352 3 BYU 326 4 Colorado 318 5 Oklahoma 312 6 Stanford 305 7 Indiana 286 8 Portland 267 9 Princeton 264 Iona 264 11 Texas 212 12 Northern Arizona 210 13 Villanova 204 14 NC State 195 15 Arkansas 194 16 Florida State 172 17 Oregon 162 18 Minnesota 160 19 Michigan 145 20 Eastern Kentucky 137 21 UCLA 109 22 Columbia 96 23 Georgetown 94 24 Texas A&M 89 25 North Carolina 60 26 Louisville 48 27 Tulsa 43 28 Ohio State 41 29 Syracuse 38 30 Providence 36 - Go Friars -