Sept. 14, 2007
BOSTON, Mass. -
The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the Boston College Invitational on Friday, September 14 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. The men's team finished second in a field of nine teams with 52 points, while the women's squad placed fifth out of 10 teams with 116 points.
The men's team was paced by three runners who finished among the top-five individually. Sophomore Tom Webb (Barrington, R.I.) led the way for PC with a second-place finish in a time of 24:24. Freshman David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland) finished fourth in a time of 24:31, and senior Ahmed Haji (West Hartford, Conn.) took fifth place (24:38). Syracuse won the invitational with a 37 points. Patrick Mellea of Boston College was the individual winner. Mellea finished the course in a time of 24:23 - just one second ahead of Providence's Webb.
On the women's side, junior Danette Doetzel (Macklin, Saskatchewan) led all Friar runners with a third-place finish. Doetzel completed the course in a time of 17:25. Senior Michelle Childs (Cameron, Ontario) finished 12th in a time of 17:48, followed by sophomore Krystal Douglas (Harpswell, Maine), who placed 16th (17:55). Syracuse captured first place in the team standings with 62 points. Boston College finished second (64 points), Oklahoma State placed third (72 points) and Wake Forest finished fourth (106 points). Laura Rolf of Valparaiso won the individual title with a time of 17:14.
The Friars will return to action on Friday, September 28 as they take part in the Notre Dame Invitational in South Bend, Ind.
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