Men's And Women's Cross Country Teams Place Fourth At BIG EAST Championship

Oct. 31, 2008

BRONX, N.Y. - The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 2008 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championship on October 31. The event was held at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. Both squads finished fourth in the team standings. The men's team earned 89 points, while the women's team recorded 123 points.

On the women's side, the Friars were led individually by senior Danette Doetzel (Macklin, Saskatchewan). Doetzel finished sixth overall with a time of 20:43. For her efforts, she earned All-BIG EAST honors for the third-consecutive time in her career. Junior Krystal Douglas (Harpswell, Maine) was the second Friar to cross the finish line in 23rd place overall with a time of 21:19. Senior Katie DiCamillo (Garden City, N.Y.) placed 27th (21:28), followed by junior Breffini Twohig (Dublin, Ireland) who finished 31st (21:31). Rounding out the list of Friar women to score points on the day was freshman Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburg, N.Y.). Villanova secured the women's team title at the 2008 BIG EAST Championship (40 points). Marie Loui Asselin, of West Virginia, took the individual title with a time of 20:10. Providence's fourth-place finish marks the 24th time in program history that the Friars finished among the top-four teams at the championship. The Friars own five BIG EAST team titles overall, with the last coming during the 2006 campaign. A year ago, Providence placed second.

On the men's side, Providence was paced by sophomore David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland). McCarthy finished third in the field with a time of 24:25. He also was the first sophomore in the field of 14 teams to cross the finish line. Senior Richard Yeates (Dublin, Ireland) finished 15th individually with a time of 25:02. McCarthy and Yeates each earned All-BIG EAST honors for placing among the top-15 in the individual standings. Junior Hayden McLaren (Christchurch, New Zealand) crossed the line in 16th place with a time of 25:06. Rounding out the list of Providence's individual scorers on the day were junior Michael Anderson (Ajax, Ontario) and freshman Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand). Anderson placed 25th (25:23), while Channon crossed the line in 30th place (25:30). The Friars have finished fourth or better in the BIG EAST team standings 28 times in the program's illustrious history. The program has an impressive 15 BIG EAST team titles under its belt, with the last coming in 2006. Last season, the Friars placed third at the BIG EAST Championship. Andrew Bumbalough, of Georgetown, won the 2008 individual title with a time of 23:55. Bumbalough also led the Hoyas to their sixth BIG EAST team title.

 

 

Providence cross country returns to action on November 15 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship. The event will be held at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y.

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
@ BIG EAST Championship
Van Cortlandt Park - Bronx, N.Y.
4th of 16

TOP-15 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES (All-BIG EAST selections) Place Athlete School Time 1. Marie Loui Asselin WVU 20:10 2. Frances Koons Villanova 20:13 3. Clara Grandt WVU 20:29 4. Keri Bland WVU 20:32 5. Bogdana Mimic Villanova 20:34 6. Danette Doetzel PC 20:43 7. Kaitlyn Tallman Villanova 20:47 8. Katie McCafferty Georgetown 20:48 9. Amanda Marino Villanova 20:50 10. Tarah McKay Louisville 20:51 11. Natasha Labeaud Georgetown 20:52 12. Elizabeth Maloy Georgetown 20:56 13. Lindsey Ferguson Notre Dame 20:58 14. Nana Sang Bender Syracuse 20:59 15. Emily Infeld Georgetown 21:00

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23. Krystal Douglas PC 21:19 27. Katie DiCamillo PC 21:28 31. Breffini Twohig PC 21:31 36. Mary Kate Champagne PC 21:39 38. Hannah Davidson PC 21:40 49. Sarah Morgan PC 22:08 72. Emma Perron PC 22:50 87. Katherine Schock PC 23:16

TEAM STANDINGS (Points) 1. Villanova 40 2. West Virginia 48 3. Georgetown 74 4. Providence 123 5. Syracuse 129 6. Notre Dame 149 7. Louisville 222 8. Marquette 222 9. Cincinnati 255 10. South Florida 328 11. Rutgers 335 12. Connecticut 369 13. DePaul 395 14. St. John's 397 15. Pittsburgh 426 16. Seton Hall 522

PROVIDENCE COLLEGE MEN'S CROSS COUNTRY @ BIG EAST Championship Van Cortlandt Park - Bronx, N.Y. 4th of 14

TOP-15 INDIVIDUAL FINISHES (All-BIG EAST selections) Place Athlete School Time 1. Andrew Bumbalough Georgetown 23:55 2. Patrick Smyth Notre Dame 23:58 3. David McCarthy PC 24:25 4. Brad Miller Syracuse 24:37 5. Benjamin Guest Villanova 24:39 6. Hugo Beamish Villanova 24:40 7. Ayalew Taye Georgetown 24:40 8. Levi Miller Georgetown 24:43 9. Justin Scheid Georgetown 24:45 10. Mike Krisch Georgetown 24:52 11. Michael Banks Georgetown 24:54 12. Kyle Saginus Marquette 24:56 13. Jacob Walker Notre Dame 24:58 14. Josh Miller Notre Dame 25:00 15. Richard Yeates PC 25:02

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16. Hayden McLaren PC 25:06 25. Michael Anderson PC 25:23 30. Dominic Channon PC 25:30 51. Tom Webb PC 26:08 55. Stephen Hankinson PC 26:13 78. Nicholas Barao PC 26:50 86. Ben Saviet PC 27:20

TEAM STANDINGS (Points) 1. Georgetown 35 2. Notre Dame 64 3. Villanova 78 4. Providence 89 5. Syracuse 118 6. Cincinnati 187 7. Marquette 202 8. Louisville 221 9. Pittsburgh 273 10. Rutgers 283 11. DePaul 312 12. Seton Hall 340 13. Connecticut 351 14. South Florida 438

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