Oct. 11, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. -
The Providence College women's cross country team placed 17th-overall, while the men were 20th at the New England Championships at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass.
For the women, senior Sarah Morgan (Waikato, New Zealand) led the Friars with a 14th-place finish, covering the 5 kilometer course in a time of 18:21, claiming All-New England honors. Next to the finish was senior Katherine Schock (Norwood, Mass.) placing 76th (19:11). Sophomore Katherine Leugers (Richmond, Vt.) finished 91st (19:22), junior Amie Schumacher (Wolcott, Conn.) placed 153rd (20:05), and sophomore Christina Conely (Andover, Mass.) was 182nd (20:18) rounding out the scorers for the Friars.
The women's team scored 516 points, placing 17th-overall. Boston College won the meet with 38 points. Andrea Walkonen of Boston University won the women's varsity race in a time of 17:19.
On the men's side, sophomore Stephen Hankinson (Summit, N.J.) led the charge placing 62nd covering the 7,945 meter course in a time of 25:49. Freshman Matt Terry (Danbury, Conn.) finished 86th (26:05). Senior Ben Saviet (Sutton, Mass.) placed 110th (26:20). Sophomore Nicholas Barao (Riverside, R.I.) finished 137th (26:37) and freshman Corey Brunelle (Woonsocket, R.I.) placed 153rd (26:46). Freshman Zachary Hoagland (Hatfield, Pa.) finished 231st (27:46) and Edward Jennings (New York, N.Y.) placed 253rd (28:23).
The men's team was 20th-overall scoring 548 points. University of Massachusetts Lowell won the team title with 79 points. Boston College's Tim Ritchie won the men's varsity race in a time of 24:35.
The next race for the Friars is Saturday October 18, 2008 when they compete at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terra Haute, Ind.