CROSS COUNTRY: BC Women Lead The Pack
Published: Sunday, September 15, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013 23:09
Although they were running on a difficult course that posed the challenge of three uphills, both the women and men’s cross-country teams were able to find different levels of success at the UMass Invitational over the past weekend.
The women’s team was the more successful of the two Eagle squads on Saturday. The women finished first place overall and were lead by junior Liv Westphal who finished first individually with a time of 16:58.2.
Westphal was not alone at the finish line for long though, as all of the Eagles’ top five runners finished within a minute of each other. Madeleine Davidson finished second overall with a time of 17:19.3, and Brittany Winslow and Morgan Mueller took fourth and fifth place, respectively.
As a team the women ran well posting a team time of 1:27:09.4, with the average time being 17:25.88.
On the other hand, the men did not run as well, but some runners did have individual success. Freshman Brian McDavitt finished in fifth place overall with a time of 19:32.4, and Tyler Hansen finished 16th overall with a time of 19:49.3.
The men finished fourth out of the six teams at the invitational, posting a team time of 1:39:13.20 and an average time of 19:50.64.
Heading forward, the women look to continue Saturday’s strong showing when they host the BC XC Invite at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 27, and the men look to improve upon their previous races at the Invitational when they take part in the Iona Meet of Champions next Saturday.