Cross Country ACCtion: Weekend of October 5-6
Oct. 8, 2007
Miami: (M)-1st; (W)-1st
TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The University of Miami men's cross country team claimed the top-four finishes of the day to win the flrunners.com Invitational Friday evening.
Leading the UM contingent, which took first, second, third and fourth place en route to a 19-point, first-place effort, was junior Andrew Chuplis who crossed with a time of 26:57.28 to claim the individual title.
TITUSVILLE, Fla. - The University of Miami women's cross country team placed five runners in the top-20, including a first-place finish by senior Delia Phlatts, to claim the overall team title at the flrunners.com Invitational Friday evening.
Phlatts recorded the fastest time of the evening leading the Hurricanes to victory with a time of 18:47.73.
Freshman Caitlin Knapp took sixth place with a time of 19:39.41 followed by junior Ena Leufroy who placed eighth with a time of 19:47.84.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Duke men's and women's cross country teams sent six runners to the Hagan Stone Cross Country Classic on Saturday morning. Sophomores Ken Sullivan and Tradelle Ward ran for the men and senior Tiare Ferguson, junior Amanda Patterson and freshmen Katie Apibunyopas and Devotia Moore went for the women.
On the men's side, Ward placed fourth overall out of 126 runners in the eight-kilometer race. He finished in a time of 26:18.4. Sullivan took 25th place with a 28:30.8.
For the women, Patterson was Duke's top finisher with a time of 19:49.8 and a 10th place showing. The next runner to the finish for the Blue Devils was Moore, who placed 15th and clocked 20:01.3. Ferguson was 29th at 21:02.1 and Apibunyopas was immediately behind her in 30th at 21:02.9. 136 runners made the five-kilometer run.
BOSTON, Mass. - On a day that showcased the top cross country teams from around New England, the Boston College men and women's squads illustrated their strength by respectively placing fourth in each of their events Saturday afternoon.
Captains Patrick Mellea and Timothy Ritchie headlined the 10th annual New England Championships by placing first and second respectively in the men's varsity 8k. Mellea topped all runners for the second time this season with a time of 24:45. Ritchie, in his second-fastest performance, finished next in 24:53. Senior Jeremy Zagorski, in his first cross country race of 2007, finished a strong third on the team with a time of 25:55.
The women, who finished their 5k with a fourth-best 145 points, were led by senior Jennifer Heyde. Heyde placed 18th in a time of 18:50. Senior Mary Heitkamp and sophomore Kelly Gross tied for the team's second-fastest finishes, running with a time of 18:58. Sophomore Lauren Johnston, in her second race of the season, came in third for the team in 19:04.