Men's and Women's Cross Country Compete at NCAA Championship

Nov. 23, 2009

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College men's and women's cross country teams competed at the 2009 NCAA Cross Country Championship on Monday, November 23. The women placed 11th as a team with 349 points while the men placed 20th with 482 points. Sophomore Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) placed 37th individually and earned All-America accolades.

The women, ranked 21st at the start of the day, finished 11th out of 31 teams in the 6k-race with 349 points. Davidson finished in a time of 20:43 and placed nearly 100 spots better than her freshman campaign when she placed 136th. Next for Providence was senior Breffini Twohig (Dublin, Ireland), who placed 64th in a time of 21:04. Freshman Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) placed 89th in a time of 21:13 and sophomore Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburgh, N.Y.) finished in 21:21 for 105th. Junior Emma Perron (West Hartford, Conn.) was the last runner for PC to place in the team scoring. She finished 133rd in a time of 21:33.

Villanova won the team title with 86 points as all five of their scorers finished in the top-five. Florida State came in second as a team with 133 points. Washington (188), Texas Tech (191) and Princeton (251) rounded out the top-five teams. Angela Bizzarri of Illinois finished first individually in a time of 19:46.

The men came into today's race ranked 21st nationally and finished 20th out of 31 teams with 482 points and were led by sophomore Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) who finished the 10k-race 52nd overall in a time of 30:30. Sophomore Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) placed 66th in a time of 30:37 and junior David McCarthy finished in 30:48 to place 84th. Sophomore Julian Matthews (Nelson, New Zealand) and senior Mike Anderson (Ajax, Ontario) rounded out the scoring for Providence.

 

 

Oklahoma State won the team competition with 127 points. Defending champion Oregon (143) placed second while Alabama (173), Northern Arizona (190) and William And Mary (226) rounded out the top-five. Liberty senior Samuel Chelanga finished first individually in a time of 28:41, 25 seconds ahead of the next competitor.

Men's Individual Results
52.  	Lee Carey 	30:29
66.  	Dominic Channon  	30:36
84.  	David McCarthy  	30:47
176.  	Julian Matthews  	31:38
206.  	Michael Anderson  	32:05
225.  	Matt Terry  	32:41

Women's Individual Results 37. Hannah Davidson 20:42 64. Breffini Twohig 21:03 89. Shelby Greany 21:12 105. Mary Kate Champagne 21:20 133. Emma Perron 21:32 181. Samantha Roecker 21:53 227. Krystal Douglas 22:30

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