Oct. 1, 2013
Patriot League Cross Country Central | 2013 composite schedule
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Nearly all of the Patriot League teams will head to the Lehigh Valley on Saturday to race in the Paul Short Run held at Lehigh University's Goodman Campus.
Patriot League Notebook
Nine Patriot League Teams to Compete in Paul Short Run
The Paul Short Run on Lehigh University's Goodman Campus will start at 10 a.m. on Saturday morning, and it's a great place to be for anyone interested in Patriot League cross country. Nine Patriot League schools will compete in the prestigious race that will give an indication of where teams stand just four weeks before the 2013 Patriot League Cross Country Championships. Boston University is the only League school which will not race, as the Terrier men and women are off this weekend.
Lehigh Men, Navy Women Lead Patriot League Squads in USTFCCCA Regional Rankings
Lehigh, Navy and Bucknell remained in order at No. 6, No. 7 and No. 8 in the men's Mid-Atlantic Region rankings, with American staying put at No. 12. Army (No. 11) and Boston University (No. 13) dropped slightly in the men's Northeast Region rankings. On the women's side, Navy (No. 8), Bucknell (No. 10) and American (No. 13) represented the Patriot League in the Mid-Atlantic Region. View the latest USTFCCCA Regional Rankings
Twelve Different Patriot Leaguers with a Meet Victory in 2013
Eight Patriot League Squads with Meet Titles
Twelve Patriot Leaguers have won a meet this season, including two-time winners Steve Schroeder and Annie-Norah Beveridge of Navy and Nick Regan of American. The rest of the list includes Navy's Justin Maguire (Sea Gull Opener), Army's Kendall Ward (Army Open), Bucknell's Michael McGowan (Bison Open), Boston University's Alec Olson (Ted Owen Invitational) and Lehigh's Ryan Mahalsky (Lehigh Invitational) on the men's side, with Army's Madison Hill (Army Open), Bucknell's Montana Dipietrantonio (Bison Open), Boston University's Rosa Moriello (Ted Owen Invitational) and Lafayette's Rose Willey (Lehigh Invitational) also finishing as winners of women's races. Lehigh's Tyler Mueller and Ingrid Simon were also dual meet winners against rival Lafayette last week, while Bucknell's Dylan Cowell did so against Bloomsburg on Saturday.
The Boston University women became the latest Patriot League team to win a meet when they finished first among seven squads at the Ted Owen Invitational on Sept. 21. They join the Bucknell men, Lehigh men and women and American women as one-time winners, while the American men and Navy men and women have each won a pair of team titles this season.
Navy Sweeps Patriot League Cross Country Polls
The Navy women were unanimously projected to win the 2013 Patriot League Cross Country Championship by their peers, while the Mids edged defending champion Lehigh on the men's side to take first place in both of the sport's preseason polls announced on Aug. 22.
Navy has won the past two and four of the last six Patriot League Women's Cross Country Championships, and its peers recognized that dominance by giving all of their 18 first-place votes to the Mids for a total of 162 points. Bucknell came in second place with 144 points and two first-place votes, as coaches and sports information directors were not permitted to vote for their own school. Rounding out the women's poll were Army (117), Boston University (116), Lehigh (101), Loyola University Maryland (76), Colgate (70), Lafayette (44), Holy Cross (42) and American (28).
The men's poll was much closer, a reflection of last year's Patriot League Championship where Lehigh edged Navy by two points to win its first title and end the Mids' four-year run at the top. The Mids took first place in the preseason poll by a two-point margin over the Mountain Hawks, 153-151, even though Lehigh had 10 first-place votes to nine for Navy. The rest of the poll went in order of American (121), Boston University (115/one first-place vote), Army (100), Bucknell (90), Colgate (59), Holy Cross (46), Loyola (Md.) (36) and Lafayette (29).
The 2013 Patriot League Cross Country Championships will be hosted by Lafayette College at Metzgar Fields Athletic Complex in Easton, Pa. on Nov. 2 beginning at 11 a.m.
Patriot League Cross Country Weekly Awards
M-F ATHLETIC MALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
MICHAEL McGOWAN, BUCKNELL Jr., Ardmore, Pa.
McGowan placed 38th out of 140 runners at the Boston College Coast to Coast on Friday with a time of 25:16 in the 8K race. He has been the team's top finisher in all three meets this season. McGowan is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Runner of the Week for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE RUNNER OF THE WEEK
ANNIE-NORAH BEVERIDGE, NAVY Jr., Ann Arbor, Mich.
Beveridge crossed the finish line in 35th place at the Panorama Farms Invitational on Saturday, coming in with a time of 18:09.7 in the 5K race. The 14-team event included nine teams in the latest USTFCCCA regional rankings. Beveridge extends her own record with an eighth career Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Runner of the Week award, and her third this season.
M-F ATHLETIC MALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
LUKE GIUGLIANO, BUCKNELL Fr., Sparta, N.J.
Giugliano helped the Bison defeat local rival Bloomsburg on Saturday by finishing second out of 22 runners with a time of 27:48.5 in the 8K Husky Invitational. He was the highest-finishing freshman in the meet as Bucknell took the top three places. Giugliano is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Male Rookie of the Week for the first time.
M-F ATHLETIC FEMALE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
CATHERINE SCOTT, BUCKNELL Fr., Newtown, Pa.
Scott came in 80th place at the Boston College Coast to Coast on Friday with a time of 18:55 in the 5K race. She was the third Bison and the top Bucknell freshman to cross the line in the competition which included four nationally-ranked teams. Scott is named Patriot League M-F Athletic Female Rookie of the Week for the first time.
KYLIE PEARSE, BUCKNELL Jr., Malverne, N.Y.
Pearse came in 59th place at the Boston College Coast to Coast with a time of 18:29 in the 5K race.