Quinnipiac Bobcat runners continue winning ways at Quinnipiac Invitational
by Scott Sheahen
September 25, 2007
The men’s and women’s cross-country teams opened their seasons with 2-1 records with their second straight win at home Friday. Quinnipiac beat Yale, Northeastern, the University of Hartford, and the University of Rhode Island.
The men’s and women’s team placed four runners in the top five finishers. Senior Jake Gurzler (27:06), Junior Jack McDonald (27:07), Sophomore Tyler Dinnan (27:22), and Senior Keith Bushey (27:23) finished 2nd-5th and helped lead the Bobcats. Junior Terence Moriarty (27:30), and Junior Daniel Martin (27:43) helped the Bobcats finish first with their 8th and 10th place finishes.
The men finished with a total time of 2:16:30 and 22 points giving them the win. Yale University finished second with 69 points and the University of Rhode Island rounded out the top three with 74 points.
For the women, Sophomore Kristen Stevens (18:08), Sophomore Lindsey Pierret (18:35), Junior Chelsea Bollerman (18:45), and Senior Susan Ashe (19:00) finished in the top four to lead the women’s team. Other notable Bobcat runners were, Senior Ashley Reichely (19:14), Senior Abbey Gosling (19:19), and Freshman Kelly Sorrell (19:22).
The Lady Bobcats dominated their competition. Quinnipiac received 16 points for their first, second, third, fourth, and sixth place finishes. They finished with a combined time of 1:33:44. Yale finished second with 56 points and Northeastern finished third with 76 points.
Quinnipiac is preparing for their next meet. Quinnipiac will travel to Franklin Park in Boston for the New England Championships on Saturday.