Oct. 30, 2010
A-10 Cross Country Championship Photo Gallery
A-10 Men's Complete Results in PDF Format
A-10 Women's Complete Results in PDF Format
PITTSBURGH, Pa. - The University of Richmond made it a clean sweep at the 2010 Atlantic 10 Conference Cross Country Championship claiming both the men's and women's titles Saturday morning at Schenley Park. It marked the first time in school history that the Spiders were victorious on both the men's and women's side at the league championship in the same year.
The Richmond women tallied 43 points to record its third A-10 title and second in the last three years. The top five Spider runners all placed in the top 14 with seniors Nicol Traynor and Amy Van Alstine leading the way placing second (17:17) and fourth (17:33), respectively.
George Washington's Megan Hogan won her second straight A-10 Championship finishing ahead of the pack in the 5K race in a league record time of 16:56, shattering the previous record by 27 seconds. She becomes the six student-athlete on the women's side to repeat as the individual medalist, while she is the first women's runner to run a sub-17 minute 5K at the A-10 Championship.
La Salle placed second with 68 points followed in third by Dayton (75) and in fourth place by Saint Louis (170). Charlotte and Duquesne finished in a tie for fifth with 189 points. Rounding out the rest of race beginning in seventh place was Rhode Island (196), Massachusetts (200), Saint Joseph's (214), Xavier (216), George Washington (276), Fordham (293), Temple (405) and St. Bonaventure (470).
On the men's side, Richmond claimed its first A-10 Championship in school history finishing the race with 51 points as its top five runners finished in the top 22 including three runners in the top six. Fifth-year senior Andrew Benford led the way for the Spiders in the 8K race crossing the finish line in first in a time of 24:12. Benford edged Dayton senior Chris Lemon, the 2009 individual medalist, by five seconds, while Richmond teammate and fellow fifth-year senior Matt Llano placed third in a time of 24:23.
Tournament-host Duquesne placed second on the men's side with 63 points, while Massachusetts finished third with 112 points. Dayton and La Salle rounded out the top five with 116 and 133 points, respectively. Finishing sixth through 14th on the men's side was Xavier (147), Saint Joseph's (174), Temple (193), Fordham (223), Charlotte (237), George Washington (325), Saint Louis (352), Rhode Island (383) and St. Bonaventure (455).
Saint Louis' Margo Richardson was named the Rookie of the Year on the women's side finishing ninth in the 5K race in a time of 17:51. Fordham's Michael Belogiovine garnered top Rookie honors on the men's side placing 25th in a time of 25:30.
Richmond's Steve Taylor and Lori Taylor were named the league's Coach of the Year after leading the Spiders to their respective team titles on the men's and women's side Saturday morning.
2010 Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championship Accolades
Women's All-Conference Team
1 - Megan Hogan, Sr, 16:56, George Washington
2 - Nicol Traynor, Sr, 17:17, Richmond
3 - Maura Bulgrin, Sr, 17:28, Dayton
4 - Amy Van Alstine, Sr, 17:33, Richmond
5 - Stephanie Bearish, Jr, 17:35, La Salle
6 - Liz Coorey, Sr, 17:42, Dayton
7 - Hilary Orf, Jr, 17:48, Saint Louis
8 - Laura McCary, Sr, 17:49, Charlotte
9 - Margo Richardson, Fr, 17:51, Saint Louis
10 - Caitlin Storbeck, Jr, 17:52, La Salle
11 - Julie Rechel, Sr, 17:52, Richmond
12 - Jill Prentice, Fr, 17:58, Richmond
13 - Brittany Pelsue, Sr, 17:59, Rhode Island
14 - Jenn Ennis, Sr, 18:01, Richmond
15 - Elilssa Mason, Jr, 18:05, Dayton
Atlantic 10 Women's Performer of the Year
Megan Hogan, George Washington
Atlantic 10 Women's Rookie of the Year
Margo Richardson, Saint Louis
Atlantic 10 Women's Coach of the Year
Lori Taylor, Richmond
Men's All-Conference Team
1 - Andrew Benford, Sr, 24:12, Richmond
2 - Chris Lemon, Sr, 24:17, Dayton
3 - Matt Llano, Sr, 24:23, Richmond
4 - Matt Lemon, Sr, 24:35, Dayton
5 - Tommy Kauffmann, Sr, 24:41, Xavier
6 - Tim Quinn, Sr, 24:47, Richmond
7 - Mike Stolar, Sr, 24:47, Duquesne
8 - Greg Roeth, So, 24:53, Dayton
9 - Mike May, Sr, 24:54, Temple
10 - Jim Spisak, So, 24:54, Duquesne
11 - Scott Van Kooten, Sr, 24:56, Duquesne
12 - Kevin Johnson, Sr, 24:59, Massachusetts
13 - David Johnson, Sr, 25:00, Massachusetts
14 - Kevin McDonnell, Jr, 25:01, Saint Joseph's
15 - Erik Anderson, Sr, 25:05, Duquesne
Atlantic 10 Men's Performer of the Year
Andrew Benford, Richmond
Atlantic 10 Men's Rookie of the Year
Michael Belogiovine, Fordham
Atlantic 10 Men's Coach of the Year
Steve Taylor, Richmond