Sept. 17, 2013
BIG EAST Male Athlete of the Week
Brian King, Georgetown, Sr. - King took second place in the Navy Invitational held on Sept. 14. He ran the 8,000-meter course at the U.S. Naval Academy Golf Club in 24:09.39. He was the top Hoya finisher in the race. The Hoyas placed six runners in the top 10.
BIG EAST Female Athlete of the Week
Emily Sisson, Providence, Sr. - Sisson took first place in the Wolfie Invitational held in Stony Brook, N.Y., Sept. 14, with a time of 17:44.67. The Friars also won the four-team meet.
BIG EAST Notes
Butler Men Finish 1-2-3 at Site of BIG EAST Championship
Butler took the top three places at the Dannehl National Cross Country Course in Kenosha, Wis., which will be the site of the 2013 BIG EAST Championship in the UW-Parkside Midwest Invitational. Sophomore Erik Peterson won the race with a time of 24:44.9, just two-tenths of a second ahead of teammate Tom Anderson and just under three seconds ahead of teammate Tom Curr.
Georgetown's Pierce Places Third In Collegiate Debut
Georgetown sophomore Haley Pierce finished third at the Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 14 with a time of 21:04.69 on a 6,000-meter course. It was the first race of her career after redshirting as a freshman. Pierce led seven Hoyas in the top 15 with Georgetown winning the meet comfortably with 41 points. The other teams were Syracuse (49), Dartmouth (59), Northwestern (102) and Brown (103).
Providence Men Win At Stony Brook, Too
The Providence men joined the women's team in victory at the Wolfie Invitational. Junior Shane Quinn led the way with a first-place finish and a time of 24:38.37 over the 8K course. The Friars won the event with 27 points. The PC men and women are off until the Boston College Invitational Sept. 27.
Kerri Butler Leads St. John's Women
Sophomore Kerri Butler finished fifth overall in a field of 144 competitors in the LIU Post Invitational. She ran 5K in a personal best time of 18:50.04.