2006 Mideast Regional Results: RecapsNovember 11, 2006

Women's Winner

Waynesburg, PA)- The Dickinson College women's cross country team captured the 2006 NCAA Mideast Regional title on Saturday. Junior Caitlin Bradley (Fairfield, CT/Fairfield Warde) won the individual title with a time of 22:40, 44 seconds ahead of the field.

The Red Devils placed four runners in the top 10 as sophomore Becca Trosch (Towson, MD/Loch Raven) placed eighth with a time of 23:57, senior Kirsten Lind (Tacoma, WA/Annie Wright) crossed the line ninth at 24:00 and Darcy McDonald (Lititz, PA/Warwick) was 10th in a time of 24:05.

The Devils' top seven all finished in the top 30 to earn All-Region honors, Junior Laura Straw (Fairport, NY/Fairport) finished 21st (24:28) and first-years Kristina Pfeiffer (Merrick, NY/Holy Trinity) and Mary Hamilton (Pittsburgh, PA/Oakland Catholic) placed 24th and 27th, respectively with times of 24:36 and 24:41.

The Red Devils travel to the NCAA Division III National Championships next weekend.

-Courtesy Dickinson



Men's Winner

WAYNESBURG, PA - Head Coach Tom Donnelly, for the 17th time as head coach of the Haverford men's cross country team, has coached his team to a top finish at the NCAA Division III Mid East Regional on Saturday. The Fords (51 points) earned their fourth straight Regional crown by edging out second place Allegheny by three points. Haverford was led by senior Zach Vaslow and junior Don Letts, who finished fourth and fifth overall, respectively, in a race that featured 268 of the top competitors from Division III teams in the Mid East Region.

Vaslow and Letts finished the race within two seconds of each other. Vaslow completed the 8k run in 26:09, while lets finished in 26:11. Freshman Andrew Lanham (26:52) and sophomore Mark Burgmann (26:55) also finished close together in 12th and 14th place, respectively. Vaslow, Letts, Lanham, and Burgmann all earned NCAA All-Region status for their performances. Junior Jamie Jablin finished 16th in 26:59, while sophomore Taylor Burmeister placed 21st in 27:08. Senior Nathaniel Grabman rounded out the Haverford group, placing 44th in 27:50.

The Fords will make their 14th straight trip to the NCAA Division III Men's Cross Country National Championships next Saturday at Voice of American Park in Mason, Ohio. Donnelly's team had its best finish at the 2005 Nationals, placing third, besting the squad's previous top finish at Nationals, which was fourth in 2004.

-Courtesy Haverford