Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 21:09
The men’s cross country team was in Bronx, N.Y. on Saturday to compete in the Iona Meet of Champions. The Eagles placed 12th out of 20 teams with a team score of 344. Senior Anthony Bellitti was the first BC runner to cross the finish line in 26:49 over the eight-kilometer course. Bellitti finished 55th out of 210 total runners and junior Brian Wolff was close behind in 26:58 for 67th place. Juniors Tim Ferris, James Newhouse, and Richard Lucas all finished between 27:20 and 27:30 to round out the Eagles’ top five. Iona placed five runners in the top 12 to win the meet with a score of 37. The next meet for the men is the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on Oct. 5.
On the women’s side, junior Liv Westphal was named ACC Cross Country Performer of the Week on Tuesday, Sept. 17 for her performance at UMass Invitational last weekend. Westphal finished first overall in 16:58 for the five kilometer course. Madeleine Davidson placed second to help seal a team victory for BC. The Eagles also moved up one spot to No. 24 in the USTFCCCA national coaches poll released this week. The team will return to action Sept. 27 to host the BC XC Invitational