posted on: Thursday October 28, 2010
Bridget Stack ’13 / Sports Staff
The Providence College Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Teams competed this past Saturday at the Central Connecticut State Mini Meet. This race, which took place in New Britain, Conn., had both teams finishing third in their respective races. Many of the top runners for the Friars who also competed the previous week had this meet off.
Susanne Huet ’12, who finished third out of a field of 84, led the Lady Friars. Huet finished this 2-kilometer race with a time of 10:17, only seven seconds behind the individual leader. Following closely behind was Sara Graney ’12, who finished fifth with a time of 10:25. Also scoring for the Friars were Erin Murphy ’14 (13th, 10:31), Christina Conley ’11 (21st, 10:48) and Elizabeth DeVivo ’14 (28th, 11:01). The Friars finished with 70 points in a field of eight teams.
The Providence College Men’s Cross Country Team finished the 5-kilometer race third out of the nine teams competing. Leading the Friars was Corey Brunelle ’12 who, with a time of 15:19, finished third. Brunelle was 26 seconds behind the overall finisher. The next runner across the finish line for the Friars was Nick Barao ’11 who finished 12th with a time of 15:47. Ed Jennings ’12 (15th, 16:02), Nik Rebovich ‘13 (28th, 16:20), and Chris Booker ’14 (46th, 17:29) rounded out the scoring for the Friars. The team finished with 104 points.
The next big race for the Friars is the Big East Championship. This meet takes place in Jamesville, New York on Saturday, Oct. 30.
The men’s cross country team will be racing against five Big East teams that are ranked in the Top 30 in the country: No. 17 Syracuse, who is hosting the meet, No. 21 Georgetown, No. 23 Notre Dame, No. 28 Louisville and No. 29 Villanova. The Friars are depending on this race in order to make the national meet, which takes place in Terre Haute, Indiana.
The No. 13 Providence Women’s Cross Country Team is competing against three other Top 30 ranked teams in the Big East Championship. Making up the field of Top 30 teams are No. 1 Villanova, No. 5 Georgetown and No. 8 Syracuse. The Lady Friars are looking to continue moving in the right direction by finishing strongly at the Big East meet.
The full Friar squad will be back in action for the Big East Championships next weekend.