Men Place 11th While Women Take 28th At NCAA Qualifier
Nov. 10, 2007
Boston, Mass. - The men's cross country team placed 11th while the women's team took 28th at the NCAA Regional Qualifier in Boston Saturday. Senior leader Christina Derosa (Sound Beach, N.Y.) led the way for the women while freshman Jeff Hill (Blackstone, Mass.) paced the men's team. The men improved greatly on their finish from last year moving up three places.
DeRosa placed 26th at the Qualifier, finishing in 21 minutes and 30.85 seconds. Next to cross the finish line for the Minutewomen was junior Beth Harlow (Melrose, Mass.) who placed 182nd and finished the race in 24 minutes and 17.15 seconds. Rounding out the top five for UMass were freshmen Kristin Darling (Miller Place, N.Y.), Erin Megan (Shirley, Mass.), and Elizabeth Fisk (Seekonk, Mass.) who placed 196th, 199th, and 203rd respectively.
The Minutemen placed 11th being led by Hill who placed 36th overall in a time of 30 minutes and 57.05 seconds. Hill was followed by teammate Jonathan Pierce (Hanover, Mass.) who placed 47 and finished just a few seconds later with a time of 31 minutes and 10.25 seconds. Sophomore Andrew McCann (Fayetteville, N.Y.), junior Jesse Regnier (Hampden, Mass.) and freshman Kris Carle (Jackson, N.J.) rounded out the top five finishers for the Minutemen placing 51st, 71st, and 79th respectively.
Both the men's and women's teams will return to the course next weekend when they head to Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. The men will be competing in the IC4A Championship while the women will run in the ECAC Championships.
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