Men's Cross Country Finishes Fifth at CCSU Invitational; Women's Team Places Sixth
New Britain, Conn. (September 11, 2010)--Sophomore Dylan Bernard finished in 11th place to help lead the Mount St. Mary's men's cross country team to a fifth-place finish at the Blue Devil Invitational hosted by Central Connecticut State University.
Bernard finished the 8-kilometer course in a time of 26:56 to pace the Mountaineers. Freshman Matthew Pacheco was 20th overall with a time of 27:12. Chris Swisko was 27th (27:29), Sean Caskey 40th (27:58) and Shane Holcomb 62nd (28:58) to round out the Mount's top five.
Provdence won the men's meet that featured nine teams.
On the women's side, sophomore Megan Kinsella finished 12th overall to help the Mount to a sixth-place finish. Kinsella finished the 6-kilometer course in a time of 18:31.
Colleen Smith was the Mount's second-fastest finisher, placing 27th overall (19:02). Kathryn Franke was 40th (19:35), Stephanie Joson 57th (19:50) and Desiree Scott 77th (20:28) to round out the top five finishers for Mount St. Mary's.
Providence also won the women's meet that had 10 teams competing.
Both teams return to action at the Navy Invitational on September 18.