PHILADELPHIA CLAIMS CACC CHAMPIONSHIP IN WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
PHILADELPHIA, PA (Oct. 25, 2008) - The Philadelphia University women's cross country team won its first Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) championship today at Belmont Plateau in Philadelphia. The Lady Rams scored 47 points in unseating 2006 and 2007 champion, Georgian Court University (61). Wilmington University junior Danielle Burcham won the individual championship with a time of 19:38.24.
Three of Philadelphia's top five runners were freshmen, and all five earned All-CACC accolades by finishing in the top 15 in the race. Leading the way was freshman Sarah Simonetti, who placed fifth in 20:26.53. She was followed by junior Faith Anderson (8th, 20:55.74), sophomore Kaitlin O'Leary (9th, 20:56.62) and freshmen Gabrielle Dei Tos (12th, 21:10.19) and Madalyn Trout (13th, 21:14.58).
|Individual Champion, Wilmington University's|
Georgian Court was led by senior Julienne O'Reilly, who finished second overall in a time of 20:15.75. Also earning All-CACC honors for the Lions were senior Kim Galvin (10th place), sophomore Jennifer Musumeci (14th place) and junior Emilia Lopez (15th place).
Wilmington junior MaryKate McCaffery placed third overall to help the Wildcats place fourth with 94 points, crossing in 20:18.39. Felician College finished in third place with 90 points and was led by sophomore Sarah Root who clocked a time of 20:45.41.
Philadelphia head coach David Thomas was named the CACC Coach of the Year, while Nyack College earned the annual Team Sportsmanship Award.
1. Philadelphia- 47
2. Georgian Court - 61
3. Felician - 90
4. Wilmington - 94
5. Nyack -123
6. USP - 153
7. Holy Family - 194
8. Dominican - 221
9. Bloomfield - 228
10. Caldwell - 294
11. Goldey-Beacom - 318
12. Post - 325
Danielle Burcham, Jr., Wilmington, 19:38.24
Julienne Reilly, Sr., Georgian Court, 20:15.75
Mary Kate McCaffery, Jr., Wilmington, 20:18.39
Sharon Fetters, So., Nyack, 20:19.38
Sarah Simonetti, Fr., Philadelphia, 20:26.63
Joleen Butterfield, Sr., Nyack, 20:33.77
Sarah Root, So., Felician, 20:45.41
Faith Anderson, Jr., Philadelphia, 20:55.74
Kaitlin O'Leary, So., Philadelphia, 20:56.62
Kim Galvin, Sr., Georgian Court, 20:57.50
Beth Crawford, Jr., USP, 21:05.74
Gabrielle Dei Tos, Fr., Philadelphia, 21:10.19
Madalyn Trout, Fr., Philadelphia, 21:14.58
Jennifer Musumeci, So., Georgian Court,21:16.01
Emilia Lopez, Jr., Georgian Court,21:21.12
CACC Runner of the Year: Danielle Burcham, Wilmington
CACC Rookie of the Year: Sarah Simonetti, Philadelphia
CACC Coach of the Year: Dave Thomas, Philadelphia
CACC Team Sportsmanship Award: Nyack College