September 28, 1998
Senior Angie Graham (Pickering, Ontario) finished sixth and senior Brian Shafer (Litchfield, Conn.) finished 14th to lead the men's and women's cross country teams at the Roy Griak Invitational held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The women placed 11th in the 18 team field. The Eagles placed three runners in the top 50. After Graham crossed the line, the next Eagle to finish was freshman Katie Ryan (Elmira, NY) in 30th place. Sophomore Shannon Smith (Fairport, NY) followed in 43rd place for Boston College.
The men fared well at the meet, placing 10th in a field of 21 college teams. Shafer was the first Eagle to cross the line, followed by junior Marshal Armitage (Burlington, Ontario) in 30th place. Close behind Armitage was sophomore Justin Burdon (Niagara Falls, Ontario) in 34th place.
Both the men's and women's teams are idle next week in preparation for the Murray Keating Invitational in Orono, Maine on October 10.
at Minneapolis, Minnesota
Women's Team Scores Men's Team Scores
1. Providence 90 pts 1. Providence 106 pts
2. No. Arizona 98 pts 2. No. Arizona 114 pts
3. Oregon 134 pts 3. Wisconsin 120 pts
4. UCLA 148 pts 4. Portland 124 pts
11. Boston College 248 pts 10. Boston College 273 pts
Boston College Women's Top Five Boston College Men's Top Five
1. Angie Graham 17:22 1. Brian Shafer 25:10
2. Katie Ryan 18:12 2. Marshal Armitage 25:36
3. Shannon Smith 18:33 3. Justin Burdon 25:40
4. Celeste Sedo 19:09 4. Derek Smith 26:34
5. Kerry Andrews 19:14 5. Colin Wolfe 26:55