Sept. 29, 1997

PC Women's Cross Country Ranked No. 5 Nationally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College women's cross country squad is ranked No. 5 in the country, according to the NCAA Women's Cross Country Poll released on Monday, September 29.

The Friars returned to action on Sept. 27 and finished second of 18 teams at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. Providence was led by junior Sarah Dupre of Kingston, Ontario who captured the individual title in a time of 17:05. Sophomore Dana Ostrander of Ballston Lake, N.Y. (10th - 17:40), freshman Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. (16th - 17:48), junior Gladys Ganiel of Harrington, Maine (30th - 18:03) and freshman Katy Radkewich of Hudson, Ohio (38th 18:13) rounded out the scoring for the Friars.

The Friars' next race is scheduled for Oct. 17 at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.

NCAA Women's Cross Country Poll
SCHOOL  POINTS
    1.  Stanford (9)    225
    2.  Brigham Young   207
    3.  Villanova       204
        Wisconsin       204
    5.  PROVIDENCE      188
    6.  Colorado        184
    7.  Oregon          159
    8.  Arkansas        150
        NC State        150
    10. Dartmouth       135
    11. Georgetown      132
    12. Arizona         128
    13. Michigan        107
    14. William & Mary   96
    15. Boston College   82
    16. Washington       81
    17. Florida          77
    18. Colorado State   69
    19. Penn State       68
    20. Nebraska         45
    21. UCLA             44
    22. North Carolina   31
    23. Notre Dame       30
    24. Weber State      27
    25. Baylor           23  
    ( ) = first-place votes

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