Oct. 21, 1997

PC Women's Cross Country Ranked No. 6 Nationally

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The Providence College women's cross country squad is ranked No. 6 in the country, according to the NCAA Women's Cross Country Poll released on Monday, October 19.

On Friday, October 17, the Friars captured the New England Championship at Franklin Park in Boston Mass. Providence scored 45 points and won its seventh New England title.

The Friars were led by junior Sarah Dupre of Kingston, Ontario who finished second in a time of 16:59. Also scoring for the Friars were freshman Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. (fifth - 17:22), junior Gladys Ganiel of Harrington, Maine (ninth - 17:37), sophomore Dana Ostrander of Ballston Lake, N.Y. (10th - 17:39) and senior Maria McCambridge of Dublin, Ireland (19th - 17:56).

The women's team returns to action on Oct. 31 at the BIG EAST Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y.

NCAA Women's Cross Country Poll
		SCHOOL  			POINTS
    1.  Stanford            225
    2.  Brigham Young       215
    3.  Wisconsin           208
    4.  Oregon              195
    5.  Colorado            188
    6.  PROVIDENCE          184
    7.  Villanova           171
    8.  Arkansas            159
    9.  North Carolina St.  151
    10. Georgetown          145
    11. Boston College      127
    12. Colorado State      126
    13. UCLA                106
    14. Washington          101
    15. Dartmouth           99
    16. William & Mary      95
    17. Michigan            91
    18. Weber State         73
    19. Florida             55
    20. Coastal Carolina    34
    21. Northern Arizona    31
    22. Marquette           29
    23. Wake Forest         21
    24. Baylor              19
    25. Ball State          13

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