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. The women’s team was led by a 17th place finish by Ariel Wright, as the squad finished ninth overall with 215 points.

Katie Hursey of Syracuse earned the women’s individual title with a 21:57 on the 6k course at Franklin Park. PC’s Shelby Greany garnered second (22:08) and Iona’s Anna Jorgenson finished in third (22:08). Brown’s Ariel Wright crossed the line first for the Bears, as she finished in 17th place with a 22:46. Following Wright was Kesley Ramsey (23:25) for 40th, 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).

Iona’s Ryan Sheridan earned the men’s team 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).