Colgate women, Navy men win Patriot League Cross Country titles

Colgate's Elise DeRoo

Oct. 30, 2010

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Easton, Pa. -- Navy's Andrew Hanko and Colgate's Elise DeRoo successfully defended their individual titles at the 21st Patriot League Cross Country Championships Saturday at Lafayette.

Hanko, who finished in 24:22, also led the Midshipmen to their third straight team title with 43 points, edging out second-place finisher American (52 points). Army placed third with 86 points, and Colgate (106) and Lehigh (120) followed. Bucknell was sixth with 130 points, Holy Cross (192) was seventh and Lafayette (246) was eighth.

On the women's side, DeRoo and teammate Chelsea Burns, who finished second, helped Colgate win its first women's cross country title with 42 points. Bucknell was second with 64 points and Army was third with 93. Navy (109) finished fourth and Holy Cross (120) was fifth. American (136), Lehigh (140) and Lafayette (170) rounded out the women's race.

DeRoo posted a school-record time of 19:17 to win the individual title, and Burns set a personal record with 20:07 to lead Colgate, which had four finishers in the top 15. Julie Tarallo placed ninth (20:50) and Kendall Lyons was 13th (21:12). (Click here for Elise DeRoo post-race interview, courtesy of Colgate University)

Army's Elizabeth O'Donnell was the top freshmen finisher on the women's side, earning the Rookie of the Meet honors. 

Freshman Clay Elward, one of nine Navy runners to finished in the top 18, was named the Rookie of the Meet.

After Hanko, Lehigh's Evans Kosgei picked up his second straight second-place finish at the championships, finishing in 24:32. American's Craig Brown, Colin Eustis and Jeff Brannigan swept the next three spots, but Navy had runners finish eighth, 10th, 11th, 13th, 14th, 15th and 16th to give the Mids the title.

Hanko's time ranked third on the League meet's all-time performance list. Kosgei's now ranks ninth.

His coach, Al Cantello, in his 42nd year, was named the Patriot League Men's Cross Country Coach of the Year for the third straight season.

Colgate's Laura Nardelli, in her 12th season of coaching, was named the Patriot League Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. It was her first League honor.

Men's Final Standings
1. Navy 43
2. American 52
3. Army 86
4. Colgate 106
5. Lehigh 120
6. Bucknell 130
7. Holy Cross 192
8. Lafayette 246

Women's Final Standings
1. Colgate 42 
2. Bucknell 64
3. Army 93
4. Navy 109
5. Holy Cross 120
6. American 136
7. Lehigh 140
8. Lafayette 170

Men's Individual Awards
Outstanding Runner of the Meet: Navy senior Andrew Hanko
Rookie of the Meet: 
Navy freshman Clay Elward
Coach of the Meet: 
Navy's Al Cantello

Women's Individual Awards
Outstanding Runner of the Meet:
 Colgate junior Elise DeRoo
Rookie of the Meet: 
Army freshman Elizabeth O'Donnell
Coach of the Meet:
Colgate's Laura Nardelli

First-Team All-Patriot League

Men: Andrew Hanko, Navy; Evans Kosgei, Lehigh; Craig Brown, American; Colin Eustis, American; Jeff Brannigan, American; Bryce Livingston, Army; Ed Sheridan, Colgate.

Women: Elise DeRoo, Colgate; Chelsea Burns, Colgate; Jess Palacio, Navy; Octavia Rinehardt, American; Paige Sutherland, Holy Cross; Stephanie Fulmer, Bucknell; Sarah Moniz, Bucknell.

Second-Team All-Patriot League

Men: Ken Bunnell, Navy; Chris Johnson, Colgate; Kyle Satterwhite, Navy; Matt DeVillers, Navy; Barrett LeHardy, Army; Jeremy Haney, Navy; Dean Black, Navy.

Women: Erin Koch, American; Julie Tarallo, Colgate; Katherine Pierce, Lehigh; Marcie Nordt, Army; Margaret Bruno-Metzger, Lafayette; Kendall Lyons, Colgate; Alysha Hooper, Bucknell.