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