Men's Track
GU Men Earn Runner-Up Honors At BIG EAST Cross Country Championships



BOSTON, MASS. (Oct. 27) - The Georgetown University men's cross country team, ranked eighth in the country in the latest Mondo Men's Cross Country Poll, earned runner-up honors at the 2000 BIG EAST Conference Cross Country Championship, held Friday, October 27, at Franklin Park in Boston, Mass. It is the Hoyas' third-consecutive second-place finish at the league championship. GU last won the men's team crown in 1994.

Fourth-ranked Providence won the team title with 39 points, followed by Georgetown in second with 46 points. Villanova was third with 97 points, #17 Notre Dame fourth with 100 points, and West Virginia took fifth with 146 points.

Georgetown placed five runners in the top 20. Freshman Franklyn Sanchez (Lynn, Mass./Lynn Tech) was the first Hoya to cross the finish line of the 8,000-meter course. Sanchez ran 23:35 for third place. Sophomore Mike Smith (Princeton, Mass./Wachusetts) ended up two spots behind Sanchez in fifth place with a mark of 23:43. Senior David Rodriguez (Fremont, Calif./Mission San Jose) recorded a time of 23:52 to take ninth place, while senior Corey Smith (Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack) earned 13th in 24:06. Rounding out the GU point scorers was senior Kyle Smits (Hawley, Pa./Wallenpaupack). Smits finished in 24:13 to garner 16th place.

Providence's Keith Kelly won the men's competition with a mark of 23:21.

2000 BIG EAST Cross Country Championship Men's Team Results

Finish             Points
1.  Providence	       39 
2.  GEORGETOWN	       46 
3.  Villanova	       97 
4.  Notre Dame	      100 
5.  West Virginia     146 
6.  Boston College    153 
7.  Connecticut	      213 
8.  Virginia Tech     220 
9.  Rutgers	      272 
10. Seton Hall	      272 
11. Pittsburgh        328 
12. Miami	      331 
13. Syracuse	      339 
14. St. John's	      390

 

 

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