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Women's Cross Country Qualifies for NCAA Championships

Sophomore Brielle Chabot (l) and junior Mallory Champa (r) lead the way for the women

Sophomore Brielle Chabot (l) and junior Mallory Champa (r) lead the way for the women

Nov. 12, 2007

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - The Boston College women's cross country team received an at-large bid into the NCAA Championship after a third place performance at the Northeast Region Championship, the league announced Sunday.

This year's qualification marks the team's third-consecutive bid into the tournament. Thirty-one teams are selected overall, with the top two teams from each region getting the automatic bid and 13 other teams selected at-large. The women will take a seven-person team to the Championship held on Nov. 19.

Senior captain Patrick Mellea earned his second-consecutive individual bid into the Championship after his sixth-place performance at the Northeast Regionals. Overall, the first four athletes from each region who are not part of a qualifying team and two additional qualifiers were selected to participate.

Indiana State University will host the 2007 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championship at the LaVern Gibson Championships Course in Terre Haute, Ind. The men's race will begin at noon eastern standard time followed by the women's race at 12:55 p.m. Both races will be broadcast live on CSTV.

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