Providence Men's Cross Country Finishes Second At The BIG EAST Championship; Women Finish Fourth

Nov. 1, 2002

BOSTON, MASS. - The 17th-ranked Providence College men's cross country team scored 49 points and finished second behind Villanova (39 points) at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championship on Friday, November 1 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. PC's 14th-ranked women's team scored 89 points and placed fourth behind Notre Dame (69), Georgetown (70 points) and Villanova (88 points).

Friar senior Adam Sutton (Preston, England) captured the individual men's title in a time of 23:33. It marked the eighth time a Friar men's runner has won the individual crown and the first time since Keith Kelly won in 2000. Also, Sutton's time was the second fastest ever run at Franklin Park for the BIG EAST Men's Cross Country. It is second to Kelly's time of 23:21 in 2000.

Sophomore Dylan Wykes of Kingston, Ontario and sophomore Pat Moulton (Pelham, N.H.) also ran strong races for the Friars. Wykes placed sixth (24:01) and Moulton finished ninth (24:06). Providence's other scorer's were senior Tyler McCabe of Mystic, Conn. (15th - 24:18), sophomore Pat Guidera of Clonmel, Ireland (18th - 24:34), freshman Martin Fagan of Mullingar, Ireland (30th - 25:08) and Joe Dionne of Oshawa, Ontario (31st - 25:11).

The Friar women were led by senior Roisin McGettigan (Wicklow, Ireland) who finished in fifth place in a time of 20:38. Providence sophomore Mary Cullen (Sligo, Ireland) placed sixth in a time of 20:40. Also scoring for PC were graduate student Heather Cappello of Lockport, N.Y. (17th - 21:22), Emily Tallen of Kingston, Ont. (28th - 21:49) and Deirdre Byrne of Avoca, Ireland (33rd - 22:04).

The men's and women's teams return to action on Nov. 16 at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championships at Van Cortlandt Park in New York, N.Y.

WOMEN'S RESULTS Top 10 - Distance: Cross Country
1. 	Lauren King	   Notre Dame	   20:23
2.	Molly Huddle	   Notre Dame	   20:28
3.	Megan Metcalfe	   W. Virginia	   20:29
4.	Julie Culley 	   Rutgers	   20:32
5.	Roisin McGettigan  Providence	   20:38
6.	Mary Cullen 	   Providence	   20:40
7.	Maria Cicero	   Boston College  20:42
8.	Ioana Parusheva	   Villanova	   20:50
9.	Nicole Lee	   Georgetown	   20:51
10.	Julie Spolidoro	   Boston College  20:53

17. Heather Cappello Providence 21:22 28. Emily Tallen Providence 21:49 33. Deirdre Byrne Providence 22:04 35. Emer O'Shea Providence 22:12 43. Lisa Cappello Providence 22:25 51. Roisin Quinn Providence 22:42 76. Ashley Jensen Providence 23:32

WOMEN'S TEAM SCORES- 1. Notre Dame 69 2. Georgetown 70 3. Villanova 88 4. Providence College 89 5. Boston College 105 6. West Virginia 143 7. Virginia Tech 177 8. Rutgers 232 9. Connecticut 273 10. Pittsburgh 276 11. Syracuse 293 12. Seton Hall 376 13. Miami 397 14. St. John's 448

MEN'S RESULTS Top 10 - Distance: Cross Country 1. Adam Sutton Providence 23:33 2. Jonathan Frafulo Villanova 23:48 3. Ryan Hayden Villanova 23:54 4. Adrian Blincoe Villanova 23:59 5. Javon Broderick Georgetown 24:01 6. Dylan Wykes Providence 24:01 7. Mike Smith Georgetown 24:02 8. John Bitok Syracuse 24:05 9. Pat Moulton Providence 24:06 10. Tim Moore Notre Dame 24:08

15. Tyler McCabe Providence 24:18 18. Pat Guidera Providence 24:34 30. Martin Fagan Providence 25:08 31. Joe Dionne Providence 25:11 35. Tim Curran Providence 25:19 64. Ben Pollock Providence 26:09

MEN'S TEAM SCORES- 1. Villanova 39 2. Providence 49 3. Georgetown 55 4. Notre Dame 132 5. Boston College 168 6. West Virginia 183 7. Virginia Tech 227 8. Syracuse 248 9. Seton Hall 270 10. St. John's 280 11. Miami 285 12. Pittsburgh 309 13. Rutgers 344 14. Connecticut 403


 

 

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