November 16, 2009

Cross Country Competes in NCAA Northeast Regionals

Boston, MA- The men’s and women’s cross country team recently competed in the NCAA Northeast Regional meet at Franklin Park. The men’s team was led by a 10th place finish by Christian Escareno, who earned a spot to compete in the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship at Indiana State.

Iona’s Ryan Sheridan earned the title with a time of 30:36 in the 10-kilometer course, as PC’s Lee Carey (30:46) took second and Harvard’s Daniel Chenoweth (31:03) placed third. Escareno crossed the finish line with a solid time of 31:19, the best time overall for the men’s team as the squad finished in sixth place overall with 172 points.

Senior captain Duriel Hardy came in 27th place with a time of 32:06 and Matt Duffy earned 40th with a 32:39. Also competing was John Haenle (32:51), John Loeser (32:53), Austin Snyder (33:06) and Colin Brett (35:33).

On the women’s side, Ariel Wright led the squad with a 17th place finish running the 6k course in 22:46, as the team finished in 9th place overall with 215 points. Kesley Ramsey ran a 23:25 for 40th place, followed by Ari Garber (23:29), Elaine Kuckertz (23:40) and Lauren Pischel (23:45). Brown also had solid performances from Megan Fitzpatrick (23:53), and Erica Hines (24:14).