Nov. 15, 1997
Providence Men Capture NCAA District Championship
Pc Women Place Second
Both Teams Qualify for the NCAA Championship on Nov. 24
BOSTON, Mass. -- The 19th-ranked Providence College men's cross country team captured the NCAA District 1 Cross Country Championship on Saturday, Nov. 15 at Franklin Park in Boston Mass., and qualified for the NCAA Championship. In the women's District 1 Championship also at Franklin Park, the fifth-ranked Friars finished in second place and also qualified for the NCAA Championship. The top two teams in the men's and women's race in each NCAA District Championship advance to the NCAA Championship on Nov. 24 at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
The men were led by junior Ben Noad of Bristol, England, who placed sixth in a time of 32:16. Sophomore Keith Kelly of Drogheda, Ireland (seventh - 32:17), senior Paul McNamara of Galway, Ireland (17th - 32:44), junior Carl Mauro of Hornell, N.Y. (28th - 33:06) and junior Zack Ventress of Spokane, Wash. (35th - 33:19) all scored for the Friars.
Junior Sarah Dupre of Kingston, Ontario led the women's team as she finished fourth in a time of 18:17. Also scoring for the women's team were freshman Rachel Hixson of Media, Pa. (seventh - 18:26), senior Maria McCambridge of Dublin, Ireland (ninth - 18:37), sophomore Dana Ostrander of Ballston Lake, N.Y. (20th - 19:08) and Gladys Ganiel of Harrington, Maine (21st - 19:09).
The men's and women's teams return to action on Nov. 24 at the NCAA Championships at Furman University in Greenville, S.C.
WOMEN'S TOP 10 RESULTS Distance: Cross Country 1. Angela Graham Boston College 18:04 2. Jenna Rogers Dartmouth 18:13 3. Roemary Ryan Boston University 18:14 4. Sarah Dupre Providence 18:17 5. Shannon Smith Boston College 18:20 6. Emily Germano Cornell 18:23 7. Rachel Hixson Providence 18:26 8. Ariana Kelly Yale 18:29 9. Maria McCambridge Providence 18:37 10. Erin Dromgoole Dartmouth 18:44 20. Dana Ostrander Providence 19:08 21. Gladys Ganiel Providence 19:09 31. Stephanie O'Reilly Providence 19:24 WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES TOP 10 - 1. Dartmouth 59 2. Providence 61 3. Boston College 80 4. Army 123 5. Cornell 157 6. Boston University 177 7. Yale 228 8. New Hampshire 234 9. Brown 234 10. UMass-Amherst 245
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