Navy Men, Boston University Women Win Patriot League Cross Country Championships

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Boston University's Rosa Moriello was the Patriot League Women's Cross Country individual champion.
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Boston University's Rosa Moriello was the Patriot League Women's Cross Country individual champion.
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Nov. 2, 2013

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EASTON, Pa. - Navy edged out Lehigh to re-claim the men's title while Boston University had two of the top three runners in winning the women's crown at the 2013 Patriot League Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Metzgar Athletics Complex.

Lehigh's Tyler Mueller won the men's race in a time of 24:22.03, tied for the third-fastest in Patriot League Championship history. Boston University's Rosa Moriello easily bested the field in the women's race, with her winning time of 21:09.93 coming in nearly 40 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher.

American's Brendan Johnson placed 11th in the men's race to win the Rookie of the Year honor as the top finisher among freshmen. Lafayette's Alexa Deemer came in 14th place in the women's race, winning the Rookie of the Year honor as the highest-finising freshman.

The two winning teams each boasted the Coach of the Year honorees, with Navy's Al Cantello claiming the honor for the fifth time in six seasons on the men's side, and BU's Bruce Lehane capturing the women's award.

MEN
Navy won with its depth in the men's race, as the Mids did not boast a first-team All-Patriot League honoree with a top-seven finish. Navy had four runners earn second-team All-Patriot League honors, with Sean Rynning placing eighth, Samuel Peckham ninth, Zachary Hebda in 12th and Kyle Davis in 13th. Each of Navy's seven scoring runners placed in the top 24 in the race.

Navy won its fifth Patriot League title in the last six years, beating Lehigh by two points after falling by an identical margin to the Mountain Hawks last year. The Mids had 61 points to come in just ahead of the Mountain Hawks (63), with the pair followed closely by American at 66 and Army with 72. Boston University (112), Bucknell (143), Holy Cross (230), Colgate (249), Loyola Maryland (279) and Lafayette (283) filled out the men's standings.

Boston University's Rich Peters took second place in the men's race in a time of 24:28.11, and was followed by Lehigh's Ryan Mahalsky in third at 24:58.08. Army's Kendall Ward, Bucknell's Michael McGowan, Army's Ricardo Galindo and American's Nicholas Regan followed in order to join the top three as first-team All-Patriot League picks.

Joining the Navy quartet and Johnson with second-team All-Patriot League honors were American's John Pope (10th) and Army's Joshua Ecker (14th).

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FINAL STANDINGS
1. Navy, 61 points
2. Lehigh, 63
3. American, 66
4. Army, 72
5. Boston University, 112
6. Bucknell, 143
7. Holy Cross, 230
8. Colgate, 249
9. Loyola Maryland, 279
10. Lafayette, 283

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Runner of the Year: Tyler Mueller, Lehigh
Rookie of the Year: Brendan Johnson, American
Coach of the Year: Al Cantello, Navy

ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE
First-Team: Tyler Mueller, Lehigh (1st); Rich Peters, Boston University (2nd); Ryan Mahalsky, Lehigh (3rd); Kendall Ward, Army (4th); Michael McGowan, Bucknell (5th); Ricardo Galindo, Army (6th); Nicholas Regan, American (7th).
Second-Team: Sean Rynning, Navy (8th); Samuel Peckham, Navy (9th); John Pope American (10th); Brendan Johnson, American (11th); Zachary Heba, Navy (12th); Kyle Davis, Navy (13th); Joshua Ecker, Army (14th).

WOMEN
Boston University made a splash in its first season in the Patriot League Women's Cross Country Championship by recording two of the top three finishes and winning the crown by 10 points over Lehigh.

Moriello ran away from the field, with Loyola Maryland's Kiera Harrison coming in second place with a time of 21:47.63. Boston University had two other first-team All-Patriot League honorees, with Monica Adler placing third and Shelby Stableford coming in sixth in the race.

The Terriers finished in first place with 47 points, giving them the edge over Lehigh (57) and Navy (81), which saw its two-year reign as champion come to an end. The rest of the standings featured Bucknell (106), Army (140), American (160), Holy Cross (182), Lafayette (183), Loyola Maryland (211) and Colgate (294).

In additon to BU's trio and Harrison, the rest of the first-team All-Patriot League squad consisted of Lehigh's Jennifer Markham (4th) and Navy's Kelley Robinson (5th) and Annie-Norah Beveridge (7th), who was last year's individual champion.

Second-team All-Patriot League honorees were Lehigh's Rosie Roessel (8th), Ingrid Simon (9th) and Elizabeth Weiler (10th), American's Julia Sullivan (11th), Army's Madison Hill (12th), Boston University's Michelle Sumner (13th) and Lafayette's Deemer (14th).

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FINAL STANDINGS
1. Boston University, 47
2. Lehigh, 57
3. Navy, 81
4. Bucknell, 106
5. Army, 140
6. American, 160
7. Holy Cross, 182
8. Lafayette, 183
9. Loyola Maryand, 211
10. Colgate, 294

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS
Runner of the Year: Rosa Moriello, Boston University
Rookie of the Year: Alexa Deemer, Lafayette
Coach of the Year: Bruce Lehane, Boston University

ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE
First-Team: Rosa Moriello, Boston University (1st); Kiera Harrison, Loyola Maryland (2nd); Monica Adler, Boston University (3rd); Jennifer Markham, Lehigh (4th); Kelley Robinson, Navy (5th); Shelby Stableford, Boston Universiy (6th); Annie-Norah Beveridge, Navy (7th)
Second-Team: Rosie Roessel, Lehigh (8th); Ingrid Simon, Lehigh (9th); Elizabeth Weiler, Lehigh (10th); Julia Sullivan, American (11th); Madison Hill, Army (12th); Michelle Sumner, Boston University (13th); Alexa Deemer, Lafayette (14th)