Providence College Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Ranked In National Polls

Oct. 8, 2009

Providence, R.I. - The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) released the national rankings today and both the Providence College men's and women's cross country teams are ranked in the top-30. The men stand at No. 16 in the national rankings with 184 points while the Friar women stand at No. 25 in the nation with 95 points.

Both teams took part in the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, October 2 in South Bend, Ind. The men finished in second place in the 23-team field. Sophomore Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) placed fourth overall with a time of 23:50. Junior David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland) placed seventh in a time of 24:01, while senior Hayden McLaren (Christchurch, New Zealand) finished 22nd with a time of 24:18. Sophomore Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) placed 37th in 24:30 and senior Tom Webb (Williston, Vt.) finished in 49th in a time of 24:44. Sophomore Matt Terry (Danbury, Conn.) rounded out the top five for Providence with a time of 24:53 for a 61st-place finish.

The women also competed at the Notre Dame Invitational on Friday, October 2 and finished tied for eighth as a team with 218 points. Sophomore Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) was PC's top performer, finishing 28th overall. She completed the 5K course with a time of 17:19. Freshman Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) finished 42nd overall in a time of 17:28 with senior captain Breffini Twohig (Dublin, Ireland) placing 43rd in a time of 17:32. Freshman Sam Roecker (Charlton, N.Y.) placed 52nd in 17:37, while junior Emma Perron (West Hartford, Conn.) rounded out the top-five with a 53rd-place finish in a time of 17:37.



Both teams will take part in the New England Championships on Saturday, October 10. The race will be held at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. The women's race will begin at 12:45 p.m. while the men will run at 1:30 p.m.
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