November 16, 1998
The Boston College womens cross country team finished third at the NCAA District 1 Qualifier at Van Cortland Park in New York. The mens team came in 12th-place to end their season.
Three members of the womens team finished in the top 15 competitors. Senior Angie Graham (Pickering, Ontario) finished third to lead the Eagles. Freshmen Katie Ryan (Elmira, NY) placed ninth followed by junior Shannon Smiths (Fairport, NY) 11th place finish.
The mens team finished their season with a 12th place finish. Senior tri-captain Brian Shafer (Litchfield, CT) finished 34th in his last collegiate cross country race. Senior Chris Merrill (Windsor, CT), another tri-captain, placed 69th in his last race. Junior Marshal Armitage (Burlington, Ontario) followed Merrill in 75th place.
The womens team will now await word to see if they will receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Championships in Lawrence, Kansas to be run on November 23, 1998.
At Van Cortland Park, New York (November 14, 1998)
Womens Team Scores Mens Team Scores
1. Providence 70 pts. 1. Providence 45 pts
2. Cornell 122 pts. 2. Dartmouth 59 pts.
3. Boston College 131 pts. 3. Iona 67 pts.
4. Brown 142 pts. 4. Columbia 87 pts.
5. Dartmouth 156 pts. 12. Boston College 333 pts.
Boston Colleges Top Five Women Boston Colleges Top Five Men
3. Angie Graham 17:28 34. Brian Shafer 2:56
9. Katie Ryan 18:01 69. Chris Merrill 33:39
11. Shannon Smith 18:08 75. Marshal Armitage 33:46
42. Meghan Cunniff 18:49 78. Joe OConner 33:54
67. Lisa McIsaac 19:10 89. Derek Smith 34:06