Wednesday, November 28, 2007

XC NCAA's - men place 13th, women 28th; 3 take All American honors

Men's Cross Country Finishes 13th at NCAAs; Women Place 28th

Congratulations to Andrew Bumbalough,Matt Debole & Melissa Grelli for earning All American honors!

The 14th-ranked (USTFCCCA) Georgetown men's cross country team finished 13th overall in the 30-team field today at the NCAA Championships hosted by Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Ind. The women's team, ranked 18th by the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association finished 28th overall of 31 schools.

The men's overall race was won by Oregon with 85 points followed by Iona (113), Oklahoma State (1800), Northern Arizona (180), Wisconsin (239), Alabama (280), Colorado (287), Minnesota (322), Louisville (324), UTEp (331), Cal-Poly (367), Virginia (374), Georgetown (398), Portland (424) with William & Mary rounding out the top 15 with 432 points.

On the women's side, Stanford won the team race with 145 points followed by Oregon (177), Florida State (236), Arizona State (251), Michigan State (321), Illinois (331), Northern Arizona (357), Washington (358), West Virginia (375), Iowa (387), Florida (391), Minnesota (393), Arkansas (406), Princeton (409) and Colorado State (410) to round out the top 15. Georgetown finished in 28th with a score of 520, just two sports behind BIG EAST opponent Providence, who placed 26th with a score of 491.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Kristen Gordon Henehan wins Marine Corps Marathon

Congratulations to Kristen ('01) for winning her marathon debut with a 2:51 at Marine Corps. Kristin joins several other Hoya women who have run 26.2 under 3 hours: Chris Brough ('89) Kari Bertrand ('92), Catherine Feeney ('94), Caryn Landau ('95), Monica Olkowski ('95) - (thanks to Laura Sturges for the update!)

XC: Men win NCAA Mid Atlantic; Women take 3rd, Grelli takes individual title

Georgetown Men Win NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional; Grelli Wins Women's Race as Hoya Women Finish Third

The Georgetown University men's cross country team placed six individuals among the top-15 overall and cruised to a win at the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, while junior Melissa Grelli (Cupertino, Calif./Presentation) won the women's race to lead the Hoyas to a third place finish of 28 teams at Lehigh University's Goodman campus.

The men's team topped the 28-team field with 42 points, while Villanova placed second (70), followed by Princeton (74), American (176) and Navy rounding out the top-five (184).

The women's field was won by Princeton, who placed five individuals among the top-20 overall, with 56 points. West Virginia was second (77), followed by Georgetown (79), Penn State (93) and Villanova (115).

Georgetown's men's team was led by senior Matt Debole (Winston-Salem, N.C./Mount Tabor), who finished second in the field of 189 runners, completing the 10K course in 30:18, and sophomore Andrew Bumbalough (Brentwood, Tenn./Brentwood Academy), who placed third in 30:24.

On the women's side, Grelli completed the 6K course in 19:50, eight seconds ahead of her nearest competitor. Junior Lisa Ogrodnick (Beaconsfield, Quebec/Beaconsfield) finished in eighth place in 20:25 and senior Elizabeth Maloy (Loudonville, N.Y./Holy Names) placed ninth in 20:28.

Friday, November 2, 2007


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