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WXC Finishes 19th at Nationals

Nov. 17, 2012

Louisville, Ky. – The No. 29 Boston College women’s cross country team concluded their 2012 campaign with a 19th place (462 points) finish out of 31 teams at the NCAA Championships in Louisville on Saturday.  Fellow ACC members Florida State and Duke finished fourth and seventh respectively.

Senior Jillian King finished the 6K course with a team best 20:32.6 while sophomore Liv Westphal  placed second on the team with a time of 20:40.1.

Boston College’s top five was rounded out by Bridget Dahlberg (20:54.6), Morgan Mueller (21:01.4), and Allison Stasiuk (21:31.8).  The order of the top five was identical to last week’s NCAA Regional in Madison, Connecticut.

Elizabeth O’Brien and Elizabeth Hynes also competed at the event for the Eagles whom were making their third consecutive NCAA Championship appearance.

“The NCAA XC championship meet is an elite event. It is the most difficult NCAA championship to qualify for as they only take one out of every 10 schools that sponsor the sport to the starting line. Our kids represented Boston College with pride and great class and it was a very successful season with a New England championship, third place in the ACC meet and a top 20 national finish. I am very happy for the kids,” said head coach Randy Thomas.

The University of Oregon won the event convincingly with a 69 point cushion over second place Providence.  Betsy Saina of Iowa State was the individual winner with a mark of 19:27.9.

The Eagles will kick off the indoor track slate at the Joe Carisella Invitational at Boston University on December 1.

2012 NCAA Championships Results

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