Top 10 Roundup
No. 5 Washington pulls win at Sundodger, No.1 Providence wins
No. 1 Providence at Stony Brook Invitational
STONY BROOK, N.Y. -- Providence claimed the top-three spots Saturday at the Stony Brook Invitational to earn a first place finish out of the four competing schools. The women finished with 26 points to earn the win.
Senior Emily Sisson crossed the finish line first at 17:44.67 just seconds before classmate Laura Nagel, who finished the 5k race at 17:45.15, and sophomore Sarah Mary Collins, who was third with a time of 17:51.05. The trio claimed the top-three spots for the second time this season.
In her collegiate debut, freshman Catarina Rocha finished seventh in a time of 18:40.48. Senior Erin Murphy was the last Friar to score with a 13th place finish in a time of 19:12.94.
Sophomores Molly Keating and Lauren Mullins earned 18th and 20th place finishes with times of 19:31.02 and 19:41.16, respectively.
Providence finished 16 points ahead of Columbia (42), who took second place, Stony Brook finished third with 79 points and Marist came in fourth with 93.
No. 5 Washington at Sundodger Invitational
SEATTLE -- No. 5 Washington won the Sundodger Classic at their home meet. It won both the individual and team races.
The team finished with 19 points, the closest competitor was Oregon who finished with 58 points.
Katie Flood led the Huskies with a first-place finish in 20:25. Katie Knight took third, Liberty Miller took fourth and Maddie Meyers placed fifth.
Washington placed eight runners in the top 16.
No. 6 Georgetown at Dartmouth Invitational
HANOVER, N.H. -- Georgetown opened the 2013 season with the sixth-ranked women traveling to Hanover, N.H., and winning the Dartmouth Invitational.
No. 6 Georgetown made the trek to Hanover, N.H., for the Dartmouth Invitational, besting a field of five with 41 points followed by Syracuse (49), Dartmouth (59), Northwestern (102) and Brown (133).
The Blue & Gray's top finisher was Haley Pierce, in her first season of competition on the Hilltop. Pierce timed in at 21:04.69 on the 6,000-meter course. Pierce was the first of seven Hoyas to finish in the top 15. Rachel Paul, another standout in her first year of competing in cross country, finished fifth with a time of 21:11.32 while Annamarie Maag finished eighth with a time of 21:19.37. Maag, now a veteran, was one of the seven to compete and win the 2011 NCAA Cross Country Championship.
A quartet of Hoyas finished 12th-15th with Kelsey Smith (Exeter, N.H./Exeter) leading the way with a time of 21:28.96 (12th), followed by Joanna Stevens [21:30.34, 13th]; Bobbie Burgess [21:30.91, 14th]; and Andrea Keklak [21:33.81, 15th].