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Women's Cross Country Ranks High Among Nation's Best At NCAA Pre-Nationals

The Women in Action

The Women in Action

Oct. 14, 2007

Terre Haute, Ind.-- The No. 16 Boston College women's cross country team raced against 38 of the nation's top programs and showed their strength and agility by placing 12th at the 2007 NCAA Pre-Nationals on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The 6k race was headed by senior captain Nicole Lister, who clocked in at 21:04, taking 38th overall. Sophomore Brielle Chabot continued to show her speed by placing 42nd in a time of 21:08. Senior captain Mallory Champa and freshman Caroline King finished with a tie time of 21:24. Champa took 68th place and King came in right behind her for 69th.

The team combined for a total of 349 points. Stanford came in first with 102 points and were followed by Florida State (123), Michigan State (178), Minnesota (192) and Georgetown (210) as the race's top five finishers. Florida State's Susan Kuijken broke the old course record of 20:01by taking first in a time of 19:56.

The women will have two weeks to prepare before they travel to Charlottesville, Va. for the ACC Championships on Friday, October 26. The team looks to improve upon their seventh-place finish from last year.

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