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Oct. 31, 1997

BC Runs Well at Big East Championships

Women Place Third, Men Fifth

BRONX, N.Y.--Senior Angie Graham (Pickering, Ontario/Dunbarton) placed fourth in a field of 116 runners at the 1997 BIG EAST Cross Country Championships to lead the 11th-ranked Boston College women to a third-place finish in the 13-team field.

Graham, a five-time All-America selection in track, finished the Van Cortlandt Park (Bronx, NY) course in a time of 17:22.

Senior Ann Baldelli (San Francisco, CA/St. Ignatius) placed 10th in the women's field, while sophomore Shannon Smith (Fairport, NJ/Fairport) finished 11th.

On the men's side, freshman Justin Burdon (Niagara Falls, Ontario) was the Eagles' top finisher. Burdon placed 17th in the 118-runner field to lead BC to a fifth-place team finish. Sophomore Derek Holland (Toronto, Ontario) placed 19th.

BOSTON COLLEGE'S WOMEN'S FINISHERS
 4  Angie Graham        17:22         55    Kerry Andrews       19:36
10  Ann Baldelli        17:59         65    Allison Phears      19:50
11  Shannon Smith       18:05         60    Amy Smith           19:46
23  Kyla Barbour        18:31         67    Sandy Wells         19:51
28  Darby Rice          18:51         76    Nicole Esposito     20:07
53  Jodie Lake          19:34         100   Lisa McIsaac        20:38

BOSTON COLLEGE'S MEN'S FINISHERS
17  Justin Burdon       25:37         50    Paul Abbruzzese     26:38
19  Derek Holland       25:41         84    Mark Fonnemann      27:51
22  Marshal Armitage    25:44         92    Joe O'Conner        28:11
24  Derek Smith         25:50         95    Pete Simons         28:27
35  Brian Shafer        26:10         97    David Myers         28:30
47  Chris Merrill       26:31        115    Frank Klemovitch    30:07

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