Women's Cross Country Finishes Fifth At Roy Griak Invitational

Sept. 25, 2010

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - The Providence College women's cross country team placed fifth in a talented 29-team field at the Roy Griak Invitational on September 25. The event was hosted by the University of Minnesota and held at Les Bolstad Golf Course. The Friars recorded 139 points in the Jack Johnson Women's Gold Race (Division I) and were led by sophomore Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.), who finished the 6K course in a time of 21:09.2.

Freshman Laura Hoer, of NC State, won the individual title in a time of 20:38.4, topping a field of 300 student-athletes. Finishing ahead of Providence in the team standings were Arizona (76 points), New Mexico (102 points), Iowa State (113 points) and Duke (119 points).

Friar freshman Laura Nagel (Napier, New Zealand) joined Greany among the list of top-10 individual finishers in 10th place with a time of 21.23.0. Nagel was the second freshman in the race to cross the finish line. Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburg, N.Y.) crossed the finish line in 30th place (21.49.9), followed by 2009 All-American Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) in 35th place (21:54.7). Also scoring for Providence was sophomore Sam Roecker (Charlton, N.Y.), who placed 59th (22:16.1).

The Providence College women's cross country team returns to action on October 9 at the New England Championships in Boston, Mass. The event will be held at Franklin Park.

TEAM STANDINGS (Top-10 of 29)
1 	Arizona 	 76
2 	New Mexico 	102
3 	Iowa State 	113
4 	Duke 	        119
5 	Providence 	139
6 	Boston College 	165
7 	Minnesota 	185
8 	North Carolina 	226
9 	Penn State 	260
10 	Arizona State	267

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE INDIVIDUAL FINISHERS 5 Shelby Greany 21:09.2 10 Laura Nagel 21:23.0 30 Mary Kate Champagne 21:49.9 35 Hannah Davidson 21:54.7 59 Sam Roecker 22:16.1 85 Emma Perron 22:39.6 106 Amie Schumacher 22:52.3


 

 

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