Boston's Walkonen, Binghamton's van Ingen Earn Performer Of The Week Honors
Walkonen led the Terriers with a first-place overall finish at the Ted Owen Invitational on Saturday where she blew through the 5,000-meter race, setting a new course record with a time of . Walkonen finished a full 28 seconds ahead of the second-place finisher, and ahead of third.
Van Ingen ran the 8,000-meter course at the Stampede Invitational at Beaver Island State Park in a time of 25:48.4, earning him and his team a first-place overall finish in the race. The overall win was the second for the Bearcats in as many meets.
Binghamton- The Bearcats continued a strong season on Saturday at the UB Stampede Invitation just one week after both teams were ranked nationally in the USTFCCCA polls. The men, led by sophomore performer of the week Erik van Ingen, took a first place finish out of 11 teams with van Ingen in first, followed closely by junior Chris Gaube in second, and sophomore Adam Quinn in fourth. Senior Katie Radzik, who placed third overall, paced the women and led them to fourth-place finish out of ten teams.
Boston U.- The Terriers faced off against America East
Hartford- The Hawks joined the Terriers and the Wildcats at the Ted Owen Invitational on Saturday where senior captain Elizabeth Foster led the women, setting a personal best time and finishing the 5,000-meter course in 18:33. The team would go on to finish fifth out of eight teams. On the men’s side, sophomore captain Jonas Hampton led the squad with an 19th-place overall finish in the 8,000-meter course with a time of 27:13. The men took home eighth place in the eighth team meet.
Maine- The Black Bear women took second-place out of four
teams, including conference rival
UMBC- After a week off, the Retrievers will return to action on October 3 when they host the Towson Invitational.
Stony Brook- The Seawolves men and women’s cross country teams each had a runner finish in the top 10 at the 2008 Paddy Doyle Iona Meet of Champions on Saturday morning at Van Cortlandt Park. Freshman Hayley Green crossed first for the women, grabbing a third place spot with her time of 22:05.4. For the men, junior Tim Hodge led his teammates and finished eighth with 24:59.5. The women took home a 16th place finish out of 21 teams while the men held 12th of 26.
UVM- The Catamounts took home first-place for the women and third-place for the men at the University of Massachusetts Cross Country Invitational on Saturday. Junior Aly Millett was the first to cross for the women’s squad with a second-place time of 18:27. Millett was supported by three other Catamounts placing in the top 10. Junior Doug Maisey was the first Catamount to cross for the men for the second week in a row, finishing the race with a time of 25:53 and earning sixth-place overall. The men took home a third-place finish.