September 14, 2007

Cross Country Teams Place In Top 10 At National Catholic Championship

Sept. 14, 2007

Results

Top Men's Team Scores: 1. Notre Dame 29; 2. Duquesne 70; 3. Dayton 72; 4. Xavier 151; 5. DePaul 213; 6. Holy Cross 226; 7. Detroit 248; 8. St. Louis 261; 9. Bellarmine 276; 10. Loras 298.
Top Women's Team Scores: 1. Notre Dame 23; 2. Xavier 91; 3. Duquesne 110; 4. St. Louis 154; 5. DePaul 161; 6. Dayton 175; 7. Bellarmine 224; 8. Holy Cross 241; 9. St. Benedict 291; 10. Loras 342.

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- The Holy Cross men's and women's cross country teams both had strong showings at the 2007 National Catholic Championship, with the men finishing in sixth place out of 35 schools with 226 points, and the women coming in eighth of 37 teams with 241 points. Sophomore Kyle Rougeot (Torrington, Conn.) led the men's team by finishing in 23rd place with a time of 26:02, while junior Elizabeth Alizzi (Syosset, N.Y.) had a 39th place finish in a time of 19:16 to lead the women. Notre Dame claimed both the men's (29 points) and women's (23 points) titles.

For the Holy Cross women, Alizzi was followed by junior Colleen Spilka (Hamden, Conn.) in 42nd place (19:19), freshman Rose Calvo (Rocky Hill, Conn.) in 54th place (19:31) and junior Alexandra Swiatocha (Mahopac, N.Y.) in 57th place (19:34). On the men's side, Rougeot was followed by junior Brad Mish (Hadley, Mass.) in 34th place (26:13), sophomore Timothy Richard (Attleboro, Mass.) in 36th place (26:15) and junior Kevin Lucid (New Providence, N.J.) in 69th place (27:09).

The Crusaders will return to action on Saturday, September 29, when they take part in the Murray Keatinge Invitational in Orono, Maine.