GU Women Earn Fourth-Place Finish at NCAA Cross Country Championship
Terre Haute, Ind. – The Georgetown University women’s cross country team, ranked seventh in the nation, posted a fourth-place finish at the 2002 NCAA Cross Country Championship, held Monday, November 25, on the LaVern Gibson Course at the Wabash Valley Family Sports Center in Terre Haute. Team captain Erin Sicher (College Park, Md./Good Counsel) was the Hoyas’ top finisher at the meet. Sicher clocked 20:35.4 over the 6K course to finish 39th overall and earn All-America honors. North Carolina Shalane Flanagan won the race in 19:36.0, followed by Yale’s Kate O’Neill in second place with a 19:45.9 mark.
Powerhouse Brigham Young University, ranked first in the FinishLynx Women’s Cross Country Rankings all season, won the Division I championship with 85 points. Stanford, ranked second in the Finishlynx poll, earned runner-up honors with 113 points. No. 4 Notre Dame was third with 170 points, with Georgetown picking up fourth place with 214 points. Colorado, ranked third, was fifth with 220 points.
Junior Sarah Scholl (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) turned another strong performance for the Hoyas. Scholl recorded 20:44.5 to earn 45th overall (31st in scoring) and take home an All-America certificate. Junior Treniere Clement (Stow, Ohio/Stow-Monroe Falls) was the third GU runner to cross the finish line. Clement’s time of 20:54.6 was good for 58th place (41st in scoring). Sophomores Nicole Lee (Palos Verdes, Calif./Peninsula) and Jodee Adams-Moore (Bellevue, Wash./Newport) rounded out the Hoya point scorers. Lee was 68th overall (49th in scoring) in 21:00.7, while Adams-Moore claimed 88th (66th in scoring) in 21:11.2.
Complete Championship results are available at:http://web.indstate.edu/athletics/cross/2002ncaa.html