Men's And Women's Cross Country Teams Automatically Qualify For NCAA Championships.

Nov. 15, 2008

BRONX, N.Y. - The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Saturday, November 15 at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. Both teams automatically qualified by virtue of finishing among the top-two in the team standings. The Providence women's team won the NCAA Northeast Regional title for the second-straight season. The Providence men's team finished second on the day, behind Iona.

The Friar women's team won the NCAA Northeast Regional title for the sixth time in program history, and the fourth time this decade. Senior Danette Doetzel (Macklin, Saskatchewan) won the individual title for the second-straight season to pace the Friars. Doetzel completed the 6K course in a time of 20:56. Katie DiCamillo (Garden City, N.Y.) and junior Krystal Douglas (Harpswell, Maine) each placed in the top-10 individually. DiCamillo finished fifth in a time of 21:39, while Douglas followed just behind in sixth place with a time of 21:45. Providence's talented freshmen duo of Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburg, N.Y.) and Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) rounded out the list of scorers for the Friars. Champagne placed 11th (21:58) on the day. Davidson finished 13th (22:01). Providence dominated the field, scoring 36 points overall. Syracuse finished second in the team standings on the women's side with 90 points. Providence automatically qualifies for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Monday, November 24 in Terre Haute, Ind. The Friars will be making their 20th appearance all-time at the championships, and boast 16 top-10 finishes. Providence won the NCAA team title in 1995.

The men's team finished second with 88 points, behind a tough Iona squad that won the team title with 46 points. Providence was led by sophomore David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland), who covered the 10K course in a time of 31:13 for second place overall. Senior Richard Yeates (Dublin, Ireland) finished 13th on the day in a time of 32:13. Junior Hayden McLaren (Christchurch, New Zealand) was the third Friar to cross the finish line with an 18th-place finish in a time of 32:29. Freshman Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) and junior Michael Anderson (Ajax, Ontario) also scored for the Friars with 27th and 28th-place finishes, respectively. Channon covered the course in 32:49, while Anderson crossed the line a second later (32:50). The Friars automatically qualify for the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships for the 30th time in program history. Providence has finished among the top-10 at NCAA's 14 times, including two second-place team finishes.

 

 

For a full set of men's and women's results at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship, please visit www.ustfccca.org and navigate to the NCAA Regional Championship Central link.
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