Nov. 17, 2011
Chestnut Hill, Mass. –The Boston College men’s cross country team revisits Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx for the second time this season as it vies for an IC4A Championship on Saturday, Nov. 19. The championship run is scheduled to go off at approximately 10:30 a.m., with the ECAC Championship and University Division contests to follow.
The 2011 championship field features 18 schools. These teams include ACC rival Virginia, tough Ivy Leagues squads from Princeton and Columbia, as well as units from nationally ranked Syracuse, Georgetown and Iona.
The Eagles competed at the Iona Meet of Champions in Van Cortlandt Park back on Sept. 17. In a stronger field, BC took eighth place behind a pair of top 20 finishes from juniors Jordan Hamm and Louis Serafini.
Last weekend, Boston College set six personal records at the NCAA Northeast Regional Championship in Buffalo, N.Y. Hamm led the Eagles in that contest as well, taking 29th in a field of 240, with a 32:18.2 clip over 10 kilometers.
Serafini led the men 14th place team finish at the 2010 IC4A Championship, earning a 52nd place in time of 26:07.5. Duke claimed the team title on 44 points, followed by Duquense (141), Harvard (147), Central Conn. State (147) and Marist (162) in the top five.
The meet will conclude the 2011 cross country season for Boston College. Track season fires its first gun on Saturday, Dec. 3. BC heads to Northeastern for the Jay Carisella Invitational, before breaking until Jan. 8.
For more information surrounding the IC4A Championship, please visit ECAC.org.