September 22, 2009

Women's Cross Country Enjoys Week Off Before Trip To Maine

Scoreboard: 4th of 31 at the National Catholic Invitational, Notre Dame, Ind., 9/18
13th of 42 at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational, North Dartmouth, Mass., 9/19
Schedule: Saturday, Oct. 3, at Murray Keatinge Invitational, Orono, Maine, 10:00 a.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's cross country team takes a week break from competition before heading to Orono, Maine for the Murray Keatinge Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3. The event is slated to begin at 10:00 a.m. The Crusaders look to improve on last year's performance in the event when they finished seventh of seven.
  • Sophomore Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.), who was named Patriot League Runner of the Week for the week of Sept. 7-13, has been the top Holy Cross finisher in both races in which she's competed this season and in eight of nine races in her career. Her time of 18:08.4 at the National Catholic Invitational is the second-best performance of her career. She finished sixth in the race and led Holy Cross to fourth place overall. Last year the Crusaders placed sixth.
  • Junior Jacqueline Imse (Simsbury, Conn.) finished 22nd with a time of 19:13.8 in her first showing at the National Catholic Invitational. Freshman Elizabeth Harkins (Latrobe, Pa.) also had an impressive performance, finishing 33rd with a time of 19:24.3.
  • Senior co-captain Meghan Dunne (Mendham, N.J.) set a career best at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational when she finished the 5k in 19:22. She completed the race in 43rd, leading Holy Cross to 13th overall in the event. She improved on her performance in the same meet last year by 28 seconds.
  • Two freshmen shined for Holy Cross at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational. Stephanie Bray (Fairfax, Va.) was the second Crusader across the finish line, placing 50th overall with a time of 19:32. Katherine Rochford (Red Bank, N.J.) finished in 71st with a time of 19:57 as the third-highest Holy Cross runner. Both improved upon their times from the Blue Devil Invitational at Central Connecticut Sept. 12. Bray ran 49 seconds better while Rochford improved by 36 seconds.