Men's And Women's Cross Country Teams Compete At NCAA Northeast Regional Championships

Nov. 14, 2009

BOSTON, Mass. - The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on November 14 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. The Friar women placed second in a field of 35 teams with 70 points. The women's squad automatically qualifies for a spot in the NCAA Cross Country Championship with its second-place team finish. The men placed third in a field of 36 institutions with 78 points. The Friar men will await an at-large selection to the NCAA Championships.

In the men's race, sophomore Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) led all Friar runners with a second-place overall finish in a time of 30:46. Junior David McCarthy (Christchurch, New Zealand) placed fourth in a time of 31:07. Sophomore Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) finished 16th in the field with a time of 31:32. Sophomore Matt Terry (Danbury, Conn.) completed the course in 25th place, while sophomore Julian Matthews (Nelson, New Zealand) rounded out the scorers with a 31st place finish (32:17). Carey and McCarthy each earned All-Northeast Region honors for their individual finishes. Syracuse won the team title with 55 points. Iona placed second with 59 points. The Orange and the Gaels automatically qualified for the NCAA Championship. Iona's Ryan Sheridan won the individual men's title with a time of 30:36.

The Providence women were led by three runners who finished in the top-10 individually. Freshman Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) placed second overall in the field with a time of 22:08. Sophomore Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) completed the course in fifth place with a time of 22:15. Senior Breffini Twohig (Dublin, Ireland) placed 10th overall with a time of 22:31. Rounding out the scorers for Providence were junior Emma Perron (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburg, N.Y.). Perron placed 20th (22:51), while Champagne completed the race in 33rd place (23:16). Greany, Davidson and Twohig each earned All-Northeast Region honors for their individual performances. Syracuse won the women's NCAA Northeast Regional title with 59 points. Syracuse's Katie Hursey also captured the individual title with a time of 21:57.

 

 

The NCAA Cross Country Championship will be held on November 23 in Terre Haute, Ind.
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