Top 10 Roundup
Providence claims top three spots in UNH meet; Seminoles roll
No. 1 Providence at New Hampshire Meet
Providence took home a win after claiming four of the top-five spots at the UNH Dual Meet in Durham, N.H., on Saturday. The Friars edged the Wildcats and Crusaders with 29 points. New Hampshire finished second with 34, while Holy Cross finished third with 68 points.
Three Friars crossed the finish line together to claim the top three spots for Providence. Senior Laura Nagel, sophomore Sarah Mary Collins and senior Emily Sisson all finished within a time of 17:07 to take first through third, respectively.
The Friars will look to build off the win when they travel to Stony Brook, N.Y. for the Stony Brook Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 14.
No. 2 Florida State at Covered Bridge Open
Controlled efforts by Florida State produced lopsided team wins by the Seminoles on Friday at the Covered Bridge Open, in the first competitive outing of the year.
Junior transfer Hannah Walker pulled away from the pack over the final mile to win her Florida State debut in 18:05.88 over the 5000-meter course, and lead a parade of seven consecutive Seminole finishers. Colleen Quigley was second (18:12.40) and freshman Anna Holdiman was third (18:20.89).
With a perfect score of 15 points, the `Noles out-distanced runner-up Appalachian State and the rest of the six-team field.
No. 4 Duke at North Carolina Central
Duke’s team extended its win streak against North Carolina Central to five with a 16-39 victory against the Eagles on Saturday. The dual-meet marked the second running of the Bull City Classic.
Fielding five runners, the Blue Devils took five of the first six places.
Junior Abby Farley earned her first overall victory of her collegiate career, covering the distance in a time of 15:08. Freshman Grace Chang competed in her first collegiate competition and earned a second-place finish with a time of 15:16. Senior Dana Morin rounded out the top three, running a time of 15:31. Junior Colleen Schmidt crossed the line in a time of 15:40, and freshman Gina Daniel closed out the scoring for the Blue Devils, finishing sixth, in a time of 16:47.
No. 5 Washington at Seattle Open
No. 5 Washington and Seattle kicked off the fall with an open meet along the water Friday.
The women placed nine in the top 10, four of whom were freshmen.
Eleanor Fulton crossed the line first for the win in 17:06
Seattle’s Hannah Mittelstaedt kept pace and placed second in the race.
The Huskies will host the annual Sundodger Invitational, on Sept. 14 out at Lincoln Park in West Seattle.
No. 8 Stanford at University of San Francisco Invitational
Stanford women’s team titles at the season-opening USF Invitational at Golden Gate Park on Saturday.
Stanford beat runner-up California, 20-54, for its first victory in the meet since 2005. Stanford placed five runners in the top six, led by runner-up Jessica Tonn (17:44.9) and third-place Aisling Cuffe (17:44.9), who ran side by side on the 5-kilometer course.
California’s Kelsey Santisteban won the women’s race in 17:26.1, pulling away from defending champion Cuffe and Tonn just past the one-mile mark.
The top eight Stanford women finished within 25 seconds of each other -- all within the top 11.
On Tuesday, the team will leave for a high-altitude training camp at Mammoth Mountain.