Men's and Women's Runners Take Top Spot At Fitchburg

Sept. 16, 2005


Fitchburg, Mass. - With their teammates in South Bend, Ind. the rest of the Holy Cross men and women earned their respective top spots at the Fitchburg Invitational. With 25 points each, the Crusader men and women took the titles. The men were led by freshman David Arnett (Orange, Conn.) who finished in 26:57 as the women were paced by fellow freshman Kari Viola (Bohemia, N.Y.) who ran in a time of 22:00.

Arnett's time was good enough for a second place individual finish. Fellow Crusader Brian Miller (Wayne, N.J.) ran the 8K race in 27:06 to take third place overall. Rounding out the top finishers in the four, five and 11 spots where Matthew Talbot (West Hempstead, N.Y.), Steven Schoep, and Robert Farrelly (East Northport, N.Y.). All five of the men's runners are newcomers to the team.

On the women's side, Viola finished individually in third place with her teammates taking the eight spots following her. Also scoring for the Crusader women in the fourth through seventh places in the 5K race were Emma Pace (Porter Corner, N.Y.), Meghan Lytle (Lewiston, N.Y.), Maureen McCarty (Seattle, Wash.) and Cara Joyce (Cumberland, R.I.).

The next race for Holy Cross will be in Orono, Maine at the Murray Keatinge Invitational on Saturday, October 1 at 10:00 a.m.