Pair Of Wildcats Capture Performers Of The Week: Moseman And Letourneau Are Honored

Release: 09/30/2008
Courtesy: America East Communications

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.- In a dual meet against Maine this weekend, junior Wesley Moseman (Remsen, N.Y./Holland-Patent) and sophomore Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia/Berkshire Prep) each ran for a first place finish for New Hampshire earning themselves America East Men and Women’s Performer of the Week honors.

Moseman set a strong pace, finishing the course in 25:54.73 and edging out the second and third place runners from Maine by only 20 seconds. Moseman’s win propelled his squad to an eight-point win over the Black Bears.

Letourneau posted an impressive 18:10.41 time in the race, narrowly defeating Maine’s Corey Conner by a three second margin. New Hampshire had three runners finish in the top five, but suffered a tough five point loss at the hands of the Black Bears.

In this week’s U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) rankings, America East had eight teams ranked in the Northeast top-15 between the men and women. Stony Brook women led the pack earning themselves third in the Northeast and 30th nationally. Following the Seawolves in the region was Vermont in 11th, Binghamton in 13th, Maine in 14th, and New Hampshire in 15th. For the men, New Hampshire, Binghamton, and Stony Brook all found their way into the regional polls, landing 12th, 13th, and 15th, respectively.

Albany- The Great Danes enjoyed a week of rest after completing a tough opening schedule including three nationally ranked opponents for the women. The squads return to action on Friday, October 3 when they head to Maryland to take on America East rival UMBC in the Towson Invitational.

Binghamton- The Bearcats rested their legs this week and prepare to take on over 40 teams, including Stony Brook men, in the Paul Short Run on Friday, October 3.

Boston U.- Boston U, did not compete this week and will continue to train next week for the New England Championship in Franklin Park, Mass., on October 11th Hartford, Maine, Vermont, and New Hampshire will also be competing. where

Hartford- The Hawks ran in the 32nd Annual Victor F. Leeber, S.J. Invitational in Fairfield, Conn. on Saturday, September 27. Both teams ran against 10 other teams, with the women taking home sixth and the men, eighth. Senior Elizabeth Foster continued her dominant start to the season, posting her third team-leading finish for the Hawks this year with a second-place overall finish. Foster completed the 5,000-meter course in 19:04.95; just eight seconds shy of the race leader. Likewise, Jonas Hampton, a sophomore for the men, posted his third top-finish for his squad in as many races. Hampton crossed with a time of 26:40 in the 8,000-meter course, earning a 20th overall finish.

Hartford's Story

Maine- The Black Bears squared off in a dual meet against America East rival New Hampshire in Orono, Maine on Friday, September 26. The women took home first-place behind a strong performance by Corey Conner, a freshman, who placed second overall with a time of 18:13.58. Maine edged out UNH by only five points thanks to its dominance down the stretch as the Black Bears secured 11 of the top 15 slots. Junior Chris Harmon was the leader for the men, earning a second-place finish with a 26:06.37 time. The men fell to the Catamounts by a narrow eight-point margin.

Maine's Story

UMBC- The Retrievers, who have had two weeks off, are gearing up for the Towson Invitational in Cockeysville, Md. on Friday, October 3. Oregon Ridge Park, the site of the invitational, will also be the course of the America East Championships on Saturday, November 1.

New Hampshire- The Wildcats took on Maine in a dual meet this weekend where the men defeated the Black Bears and the women came in second with a combined point spread of 13 in the two races. The top four slots of each race were equally divided with the Wildcat men taking first and fourth, and the women first and third. Junior Wesley Moseman set the pace with his first-place 25:54 finish and led his team to and eight-point win over Maine. Allison Letourneau, a sophomore, crossed with a time of 18:10.41 and a first-place overall finish. The women finished just five points behind the Black Bears.

New Hampshire Men's Story

New Hampshire Women's Story

Stony Brook- The Seawolves did not compete this week and will travel separately next week as the men head to Lehigh to take part in the Paul Short Run and the women to Notre Dame for its invitational. The women, who were ranked third in the Northeast region for the second consecutive week, hope to gain some ground against number one, Providence, and number two, Boston College.

Vermont- The Catamounts did not compete this week and instead prepared for the upcoming the Vermont State Meet at Castleton State on Saturday, October 4.