UNH takes second at AE Championships
Published: Friday, November 2, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, February 13, 2013 15:02
Senior Cory Sinotte placed second overall to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the America East Championships Saturday morning at College Woods.
The Wildcats finished as runner-up with 68 points for the team’s best finish since the 2009 season, while Stony Brook captured the title with 61 points.
Sinotte completed the 8-kilometer course in a time of 25:22.17. The Granite State native took third at the Pre-Conference meet earlier this season and 33rd at last year’s championship meet.
Senior Daniel DeCrescenzo also recorded a top-10 finish, as he took sixth in a time of 25:55.09. DeCrescenzo placed 12th at last year’s conference championships.
Sophomore John Prizzi and junior Joseph Jourdain finished 12th and 18th, respectively, in times of 26:01.66 and 26:10.44.
Sophomore Jeff Moretti also had a strong finish, as he placed 30th in a time of 26:39.18 to round out the Wildcat scorers.
Senior David Gervais and sophomore Dean Bhatt took 34th and 48th, respectively, at 26:43.31 and 27:14.18.
In the women’s competition, senior Keely Maguire cruised to a first-place finish and two other Wildcats placed inside the top-10 as the UNH women’s cross country team finished runner-up.
UNH finished with 46 total points to earn runner-up for the third-straight season, while Stony Brook captured its sixth-straight title with 37 points.
The UNH women’s program continued its string of excellence as the team has now placed inside the top three in 16 of the past 17 seasons.
Maguire completed the 5-kilometer course in a time of 16:33.48, just two seconds shy of the course record. She became the second runner in school history to capture the top individual honor and the first since Cathy Parker won it all during the 2006 season. Maguire placed fourth overall at last year’s conference meet.
Junior Anne Twombly and freshman Laura Rose Donegan crossed the finish line at sixth and 10th, respectively, in times of 17:02.88 and 17:21.26. UNH has placed three runners in the top-10 at the last two conference championship meets.
Sophomore Chelsey Serrano placed 14th in a time of 17:29.19, while junior Darcy James was right behind in 15th-place at 17:33.55 to round out the Wildcat scorers.
Juniors Elise Beattie and Cayla Pellegrini placed 18th and 20th, respectively, in times of 17:39.00 and 17:40.81.
The Wildcats return to action on Friday, Nov. 9 for the NCAA East Regional at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn.