Crusaders Set To Start Season On Sept. 2

Paige Sutherland

Holy Cross Women's Cross Country

Schedule: Friday, Sept. 2 at Blue Devil Invitational, New Britain, Conn., 5:15 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's cross country team is scheduled to start the season at the Blue Devil Invitational on Sept. 2. The race is at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain, Conn., at 5:15 p.m. 
  • Seniors Katelyn Andree (Colts Neck, N.J.), Sarah Mellea (North Arlington, N.J.) and Paige Sutherland (Groveland, Mass.) will serve as 2011 captains. A year ago, Sutherland led the Crusaders in all seven of the races she competed in, including a team-best fifth place finish at the Patriot League Championship. Sutherland's best time of the season came at the National Catholic Championship where she finished 10th with a time of 18:05. Andree recorded a season-best time of 19:56 at the UMass Dartmouth Invitational, while Mellea also recorded a season-best time of 19:14 at the same race.
  • After this week's action, Holy Cross will take part in the Bryant Invitational (Sept. 10). The Crusaders will then compete in the National Catholic Championship at Notre Dame (Sept. 16) and the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational (Sept. 17). Holy Cross concludes the month of September with the Paul Short Invitational at Lehigh (Sept. 30). The Crusaders return to action with the New England Championship in Boston (Oct. 8), with selected runners then taking part in the Pre-National Invitational at Indiana State (Oct. 16). Holy Cross will then head to Lehigh for the Patriot League Championship on Oct. 29. The Crusaders' schedule ends with the NCAA Northeast Regional (Nov. 12) and the IC4A and ECAC Championships (Nov. 19).