October 16, 2009

Cross Country Teams Place Third At Home Invitational

Women's results: http://www.smcathletics.com/sports/xc/2009/SMCUVMLSCGCSUWomen2009Results.pdf.

Men's results: http://www.smcathletics.com/sports/xc/2009/SMCUVMLSGCSUMen2009Results.pdf.

COLCHESTER, Vt. - The University of Vermont men's and women's cross country teams cruised to victory in a four-team meet hosted by Saint Michael's College on Friday on campus. The Saint Michael's men and women both placed third.

In the women's race, UVM senior Aly Millett (Half Moon Bay, Calif.) held off teammate Morgan Powers (Cincinnati, Ohio) by one second to win the title. The duo helped lead the Catamounts to the top eight places in the women's race, easily besting Georgia College & State University by 38 points.

For the Purple Knights, senior Jessica Edwards (Lyndonville, Vt./Lyndon Institute) led the way with a 14th-place finish.

On the men's side, junior Ben Talbot (Scarborough, Maine) bested teammate Andy Stillman (Norfolk, Mass.) by 14 seconds, as the top four finishers were Catamounts. In fifth place was Lyndon freshman Joshua Grant (Nashua, N.H.), helping the Hornets to a second-place finish.

For Saint Michael's, sophomore Matt Smith (Winchester, Mass./Winchester) led the Purple Knights with a 19th-place finish, while classmate Michael Cardillo (Middleton, Mass./Masconomet Regional) was right behind in 20th.

Saint Michael's returns to action on Sunday, October 25, as the Purple Knights host the Northeast-10 Conference Championship. The men's race starts at 10 a.m., followed by the women at 11 a.m.

Men's Team Results

1. Vermont, 16

2. Lyndon State, 49

3. Saint Michael's, 73

4. Georgia College & State, Inc.

Top-10 Individuals - Men

1. Ben Talbot (UVM), 26:32

2. Andy Stillman (UVM), 26:46

3. Ethan McBrien (UVM), 26:59

4. Jason Kruczynski (UVM), 27:04

5. Joshua Grant (LSC), 27:08

6. Ryan Sleeper (UVM), 27:14

7. Charlie Schaffer (unattached), 27:27

8. Jonathan Sears (UVM), 27:27

9. Jared Grigas (UVM), 27:45

10. Asher Lober (UVM), 27:49

Women's Team Results

1. Vermont, 15

2. Georgia College & State, 53

3. Saint Michael's, 80

4. Lyndon State, 107

Top-10 Individuals - Women

1. Aly Millett (UVM), 18:10

2. Morgan Powers (UVM), 18:11

3. Julie McGilpin (UVM), 19:15

4. Kaleigh Wood (UVM), 19:27

5. Marisa Guerette (UVM), 19:31

6. Gillian Rissler (UVM), 19:42

7. Jacqui Norton (UVM), 19:48

8. Jennifer Magoon (UVM), 19:49

9. Heather Raines (GCS), 19:50

10. Sarah Bryan (UVM), 19:50