Georgetown and Syracuse Win 2012 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships

BRONX, N.Y.- The Georgetown women and the Syracuse men claimed the 2012 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships on Oct. 26 at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y. The meet was hosted by St. John's University.

 

The Hoyas recorded three top 10 finishes on the 6k course. Junior Madeline Chambers led the Georgetown squad in seventh, sophomore Katrina Coogan placed eighth and sophomore Annamarie Maag placed 10th. Freshman Samantha Nadel (16) and senior Kirsten Kasper (17) rounded out the scoring for the Hoyas. The defending 2011 NCAA Champions won the BIG EAST Championship for the first time since 2001.

 

Connecticut came in second place with 68 points. The Huskies were led by junior Allison Lasnicki in fourth place. Sophomore Lindsay Crevoiserat claimed sixth place and junior Lauren Sara finished in 13th. Senior Shauna Mcniff (18) and Julia Zrinyi rounded out the scoring for Connecticut. The Huskies clinched a spot in the top two for the first time in program history.

 

Providence placed third with 80 points. Freshman Sarah Mary Collins led Providence throughout the race and finished second overall. Senior Shelby Greany placed fifth and junior Laura Nagel finished in 11th. Senior Samantha Roecker (24) and freshman Molly Keating rounded out the scoring for the Friars.

 

The Orange took their third BIG EAST Championship in four years. Syracuse won the title in 2009 and 2010 before Villanova won in 2011. Syracuse won with 37 points, 30 points ahead of the second place team on the 8k course. Freshman Martin Hehir captured the men's individual title to lead the Orange. Junior Joe Whelan took fourth, sophomore Ryan Urie placed ninth and sophomore Reed Kamyszek took 10th. Syracuse had six runners make the All-BIG EAST Team.

 

Georgetown placed second with 67 points. Senior Andrew Springer led the Hoyas, finishing in fourth place. Senior Ben Furcht and freshman Darren Fahy took seventh and 11th, respectively. Sophomore Miles Schoedler and sophomore John Murray rounded out Georgetown scoring. All five of Georgetown's scoring runners finished in the top 25 individually. Georgetown finished in second place in 2011 and won the last time the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships were held at Van Cortlandt Park in 2008.

 

Notre Dame wrapped up the top three in men's team scoring with 70 points. Senior Jeremy Rae led the way for the Fighting Irish in third place. Junior Martin Grady finished in eighth and senior J.P. Malette claimed 14th place. Sophomore Jake Kildoo (22) and junior Walter Schafer(23)  rounded out team scoring for Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish placed second in 2008, when the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships took place at Van Cortlandt Park.

 

Team Results

Men

  1. Syracuse - 37
  2. Georgetown - 67
  3. Notre Dame - 70
  4. Providence - 109
  5. Villanova - 114
  6. Louisville - 129
  7. Cincinnati - 216
  8. Marquette - 240
  9. Connecticut - 278
  10. DePaul - 303
  11. Rutgers - 307
  12. Pittsburgh - 321
  13. USF - 418
  14. Seton Hall - 434

 

Team Results

Women

  1. Georgetown - 58
  2. Connecticut - 68
  3. Providence - 80
  4. Villanova - 83
  5. Notre Dame - 90
  6. Syracuse - 117
  7. Marquette - 222
  8. Cincinnati - 296
  9. Pittsburgh - 297
  10. Rutgers - 302
  11. USF - 330
  12. St. John's - 391
  13. Louisville - 398
  14. Seton Hall - 407
  15. DePaul - 418

 

Individual Results

Men's All-BIG EAST Team (top 15 finishers)

  1. Martin Hehir, Syracuse - 24:37.20
  2. Shane Quinn, Providence - 24:38.81
  3. Jeremy Rae, Notre Dame - 24:39.39
  4. Joe Whelan, Syracuse - 24:40.27
  5. Ernest Kibet, Louisville - 24:42.02
  6. Andrew Springer, Georgetown - 24:42.78
  7. Ben Furcht, Georgetown - 24:45.53
  8. Martin Grady, Notre Dame - 24:46.52
  9. Ryan Urie, Syracuse - 24:52.32
  10. Reed Kamyzsek, Syracuse - 24:53.69
  11. Darren Fahy, Georgetown - 24:56.47
  12. Alex Wallace, Providence - 24:56.98
  13. Griff Graves, Syracuse - 24:58.15
  14. J.P. Malette, Notre Dame - 24:58.42
  15. Robert Molke, Syracuse - 24:59.42

 

Women's All-BIG EAST Team (top 15 finishers)

  1. Emily Lipari, Villanova - 20:45.33
  2. Sarah Mary Collins, Providence - 20:46.12
  3. Nicky Akande, Villanova - 20:48.84
  4. Allison Lasnicki, Connecticut - 20:52.27
  5. Shelby Greany, Providence - 20:56.50
  6. Lindsay Crevoiserat, Connecticut - 20:58.84
  7. Madeline Chambers, Georgetown - 21:00.01
  8. Katrina Coogan, Georgetown - 21:04.77
  9. Sarah Pagano, Syracuse - 21:10.42
  10. Annamarie Maag, Georgetown - 21:15.83
  11. Laura Nagel, Providence - 21:17.85
  12. Kelly Curran, Notre Dame - 21:21.48
  13. Lauren Sara, Connecticut - 21:21.72
  14. Summer Cook, Villanova - 21:24.65
  15. Rebecca Tracy, Notre Dame - 21:25.64

 

Men's Coaching Staff of the Year: Syracuse

Women's Coaching Staff of the Year: Connecticut