Nov. 17, 1997
Women's Cross Country Ranked No. 8
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Providence College women's cross country squad is ranked No. 8 in the country, according to the NCAA Women's Cross Country Poll released on Monday, November 17.
On Saturday, Nov. 15, the Friars finished second of 27 teams at the NCAA District 1 Championship at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. Junior Sarah Dupre of Kingston, Ontario led the women's team as she finished fourth in a time of 18:17. Also scoring for the women's team were freshman Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. (seventh - 18:26), senior Maria McCambridge of Dublin, Ireland (ninth - 18:37), sophomore Dana Ostrander of Ballston Lake, N.Y. (20th - 19:08) and Gladys Ganiel of Harrington, Maine (21st - 19:09).
By finishing second at the District 1 Championship, the Friars earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship on Nov. 24 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C. PC, which captured the 1995 NCAA title, will be seeking its ninth consecutive top 10 finish at this year's NCAA Championship.
The PC women's teams will return to action on Nov. 24 at the NCAA Championship at
Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
NCAA Women's Cross Country Poll
1. Stanford 223
2. BYU 218
3. Wisconsin 206
4. Colorado 197
5. Oregon 179
6. North Carolina State 170
7. Michigan 160
8. PROVIDENCE 158
9. Dartmouth 151
10. Washington 137
11. Georgetown 125
12. Arkansas 112
13. Boston College 111
14. Colorado State 108
15. Florida 101
16. West Virginia 88
17. Missouri 82
18. Wake Forest 66
19. Nebraska 61
20. Weber State 54
James Madison 54
22. Baylor 42
23. Georgia 30
24. William & Mary 27
25. Minnesota 24
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