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
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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