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