Men's and Women's Cross Country Teams Both Ranked No. 21 In National Polls

Nov. 18, 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 moved up two spots from No. 23 to No. 21 while the women held strong at No. 21 for the second-consecutive week.

The men's cross country team competed at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Saturday, November 14 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. PC placed third in a field of 36 institutions with 78 points. Sophomore Lee Carey (Bedworth, England) led all Friar runners with a second-place overall finish in the 10K race in a time of 30:46. Junior David McCarthy (Waterford, Ireland) placed fourth in a time of 31:07. Sophomore Dominic Channon (Nelson, New Zealand) finished 16th in the field with a time of 31:32. Sophomore Matt Terry (Danbury, Conn.) completed the course in 25th place, while sophomore Julian Matthews (Nelson, New Zealand) rounded out the scorers with a 31st place finish (32:17). Carey and McCarthy each earned All-Northeast Region honors for their individual finishes. The Friars received an at-large bid to the NCAA Championship and will travel to Terre Haute, Ind. on Monday, November 23. The race is set for 12:08 p.m.

The women's cross country team also took part at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship on Saturday, November 14 at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. The Friar women placed second in a field of 35 teams with 70 points. The women's squad automatically qualified for a spot in the NCAA Cross Country Championship with its second-place team finish. The Friars were led by three runners who finished in the top-10 individually. Freshman Shelby Greany (Suffern, N.Y.) placed second overall in the field with a time of 22:08. Sophomore Hannah Davidson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) completed the 6K course in fifth place with a time of 22:15. Senior Breffini Twohig (Dublin, Ireland) placed 10th overall with a time of 22:31. Rounding out the scorers for Providence were junior Emma Perron (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Mary Kate Champagne (Plattsburg, N.Y.). Perron placed 20th (22:51), while Champagne completed the race in 33rd place (23:16). Greany, Davidson and Twohig each earned All-Northeast Region honors for their individual performances. The women will compete in the NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. on Monday, November 23. The start of the race is set for 12:58 p.m.

 

 

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