Nov. 1, 2008
Men's Results | Women's Results
Charlotte, N.C. - On a sunny and warm morning in Charlotte, the Massachusetts men and Richmond women were victorious at today's Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships on the Charlotte Campus Course in the Queen City.
On the men's side, Massachusetts took home the team title with 75 points. Charlotte's Adu Dentamo stole the show by turning in a time of 24:01, which is the fastest A-10 championship time in 23 years and the third fastest time in conference history.
With his team's victory, Massachusetts Head Coach Ken O'Brien claimed the men's Coach of the Year award for the second time in his career with the Minutemen.
La Salle newcomer Nick Crits took home the Rookie of the Year award following a strong 27th place finish.
On the women's side, Richmond claimed the team title with 48 points, but Charlotte sophomore Amanda Goetschius took home the individual crown and was named Women's Performer of the Year as she crossed the line in a time of 17:37.7 which was also the third fastest time in A-10 championship history.
Richmond also claimed Rookie of the Year hardware with Katrina Spratford being the top freshman and Head Coach Lori Taylor winning the Coach of the Year award for the second time in her career with the Spiders.
Duquesne finished in the runner-up spot in the men's race, a mere one point behind Massachusetts by turning in a 76 point performance. Senior Derek Dutille led the charge for the Dukes with a sixth place finish.
Richmond came across the line in third place with 111 points and was led by junior Matt Llano who was the individual runner-up.
Charlotte took fourth place with 115 point while La Salle rounded out the top five with 122 points and was led by a tenth place performance from senior Korey Edwards.
Dayton finished in sixth place with sophomore Chris Lemon leading the Flyers' pack with a third place finish.
Saint Joseph's took home the seventh place spot with 132 points with its top performance coming from sophomore Brian Guterl who finished in 12th place.
Finishing in eighth place was the Xavier Musketeers with 184 points. Xavier's top finisher was sophomore Tommy Kauffman in 14th place.
In ninth place was Temple with 275 points and rounding out the top ten was Fordham with 283 points. The Owls top finisher was sophomore Michael May in 25th place while Fordham's top finish came from freshman Brian Riley in 42nd place.
George Washington finished in 11th place with 313 points and was led by a 45th place performance from senior Collin Stevenson while the Billikens of Saint Louis finished 12th with 333 points off the heels of a 49th place finish from sophomore Brian Holdmeyer.
Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure held down the final two spots with the Rams coming in 13th with 378 points and the Bonnies coming in 14th with 455 points.
The Rams were led by senior Ryan Karweil's 56th place finish while Saint Bonaventure was led by senior Justin Isaman's 112th place performance.
On the women's side, Nicol Traynor was att the top of the pack for the team champions with her third place finish.
Charlotte was the runner-up in the women's race with 68 points while Dayton took home a third place finish with 103 points and was led by sophomore Maura Bulgrin, who finished in 10th.
In fourth place were the Xavier Musketeers with 108 points while Duquesne rounded out the top five with 151 points. The top Musketeer performance came from senior Becky Clark who crossed the line in seventh place and the top finish from the Dukes came from freshman Hannah Ringo in 12th place.
Sixth place went to Saint Louis with 154 points off the heels of a 20th place finish from senior Mary Maloney. Massachusetts followed up on its men's victory with a 186 point, seventh place performance on the women's side. Sophomore Shiyi Zan led the Minutemen with her eighth place finish.
Saint Joseph's crossed the line in eighth place with 225 points while George Washington finished in ninth with 232 points. The Red Hawks were led by sophomore Jessica DiCicco's 41st place finish and George Washington was led by a runner-up finish from sophomore Megan Hogan.
Rounding out the top ten was Fordham with 263 points with the top Fordham finish coming from the feet of senior Brigid Moriarty who crossed the line in 17th place.
La Salle's 290 points put them in 11th place with its top finish coming from freshman Stephanie Bearish in 37th place.
Rhode Island came in 12th with 314 points and was led by sophomore Brittany Pelsue's 64th place performance.
Temple and St. Bonaventure took home the final two spots with the Owls scoring 406 points and the Bonnies scoring 457 points. Temple's top finish came from sophomore Rebecca Mims, while the top Bonnie finish came from sophomore Caitlin Palmer who crossed the line in 120th place.
Next year's Atlantic 10 Championship meet will be held in Saint Louis with a scheduled date for the conference tilt being set for Halloween night, October 31st, 2009.
All Conference Teams:
|Adu Dentamo - Junior/Charlotte |
|Matt Llano - Junior/Richmond |
|Chris Lemon - Sophomore/Dayton |
|Andrew Benford - Junior/Richmond |
|Mike Andersen - Junior/Dayton |
|Derek Dutille - Senior/Duquesne|
|Josh Eddy - Senior/Duquesne |
|Matt Lemon - Sophomore/Dayton |
|Jonathan Pierce - Junior/Massachusetts |
|Korey Edwards - Senior/La Salle |
|Nils Fischer - Senior/Massachusetts |
|Brian Guterl - Sophomore/Saint Joseph's |
|Ryan Jank - Senior/Charlotte |
|Tommy Kauffman - Sophomore/Xavier |
|Jon Sclafani - Junior/St. Joseph's |
|Amanda Goetschius - Sophomore/Charlotte |
|Megan Hogan - Sophomore/George Washington|
|Nicol Traynor - Sophomore/Richmond |
|Keara Thomas - Sophomore/Charlotte |
|Amy Vanalstine - Junior/Richmond |
|Katrina Spratford - Freshman/Richmond |
|Becky Clark - Senior/Xavier |
|Shiyi Zan - Sophomore/Massachusetts |
|Aja Jackson - Senior/Charlotte |
|Maura Bulgrin - Sophomore/Dayton|
|Mary Bertram - Senior/Richmond |
|Hannah Ringo - Freshman/Duquesne |
|Liz Coorey - Sophomore/Dayton |
|Katie Kelly - Junior/Duquesne |
|Karen Roa - Freshman/Massachusetts |