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WXC Claims Third New England Title in Four Years




Oct. 8, 2011

Boston - Behind four top 10 finishes, the Boston College women's cross country team won the New England Championship for the third time in four seasons on Saturday afternoon at Franklin Park. The Eagles topped the 39 teams with 38 points to defend their title.

Graduate Hope Krause, junior Bridget Dahlberg and freshman Liv Westphal rounded the final turn of the five-kilometer course together, but it was the upperclassmen that crossed the line simultaneously at 17:46 to lead BC to the team crown with a tie for third place out of 269 athletes. Westphall hit the tape two second later to take fifth in her first collegiate meet.

Junior Elizabeth O'Brien solidified the team's standing with a ninth place showing, running 18:05, and classmate Allison Stasiuk cemented the team title by finishing in 17th place at 18:24.

Freshman Brittany Winslow was clocked at 18:27 for 23rd place in her first meet on BC's home course, but did not count towards the team score.

Running out front by a wide margin, junior Moira Kenny topped a field of 341 athletes to win the sub varsity heat in 18:41.

The Eagles will travel to Madison, Wis. for the ADIDAS Wisconsin Invitational on Friday, October 14 at 2 p.m. (CT).

Individual Champion: 17:18 - Katie Matthews, Boston Univ.

Team Results (Scoring)
1. 38 - Boston College (3,4,5,9,17)
2. 73 - Boston University (1,6,15,16,35)
3. 118 - Vermont (2,12,27,29,48)
--- 39 teams

BC Results
3. Bridget Dahlberg, Jr. - 17:46
4. Hope Krause, Gr. - 17:46
5. Liv Westphal, Fr. - 17:48
9. Elizabeth O'Brien, Jr. - 18:05
17. Allison Stasiuk, Jr. - 18:24
23. Brittany Winslow, Fr. - 18:27

Sub Varsity Heat
Individual Champion: 18:41 - Moira Kenny, Boston College

Team Results (Scoring)
1. 59 - Dartmouth (5,8,9,14,23)
2. 66 - Boston College (1,11,12,16,26)
3. 96 - Middlebury (10,18,20,21,27)
--- 26 teams

BC Results
1. Moira Kenny, Jr. - 18:41
11. Morgan Mueller, So. - 19:15
12. Claire Smith, So. - 19:15*
16. Kathy O'Keefe, Fr. - 19:24
26. Alanna Poretta, So. - 19:36
50. Jean Christensen, Jr. - 20:05
53. Jacqueline Pollack, So. - 20:07
*Personal Record

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