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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