Ninth-ranked Georgetown wins Big East title for first time in 11 years
WASHINGTON -- No. 9 Georgetown placed its first five runners in the top 20 to win the Big East Championship Friday at Van Cortlandt Park in Bronx, N.Y., for the first time since 2001. The Georgetown men's team finished second in a field of 14 teams.
The Georgetown women took first place with 58 points followed by No. 29 Connecticut (68), No. 10 Providence (80), T22 Villanova (83), No. 19 Notre Dame (90), Syracuse (117), Marquette (222), Cincinnati (296), Pittsburgh (297), Rutgers (302), USF (330), St. John's (391), Louisville (398), Seton Hall (407) and DePaul (418).
All-American Madeline Chambers led the way for the Hoyas with a seventh-place showing, timing in at 21:00.01 over the six-kilometer race, a 5:38 pace. Right behind Chambers, Katrina Coogan placed eighth with a time of 21:04.77 (5:39 pace). Annamarie Maag was the third Hoya to cross the finish line with a 10th-place performance of 21:15.83 (5:42 pace).
Freshman Samantha Nadel was the fourth point scorer for the Hoyas turning in a 16th-place performance with a time of 21:26.18, pacing 5:45, followed up by Kirsten Kasper as the final point scorer for GU with a time of 21:30.24 (5:46 pace), good enough for 17th place.
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.