Sept. 20, 2007
HAVERFORD, Pa. - Villanova's Bobby Curtis set a new course record at Haverford College this afternoon in the men's first cross country meet of the 2007 season. Curtis posted a blazing 19:16.50 to finish first well ahead of his competition.
The Wildcats also took the second and fourth spots on solid performances by junior Robert Papazian and senior Michael Kerrigan, respectively, to round out the trio of top finishes for Villanova. Papazian crossed the finish line in 19:44.20, while Kerrigan clocked in at 20:03.50.
Newcomers Brian Long and Hugo Beamish both had outstanding performances as they placed third and fifth in their first collegiate meet. However, the freshmen ran as unattached runners and, therefore, did not contribute any points to Villanova's overall score.
On the women's side, the Wildcats placed five runners in the top 12 for the three mile course. Pacing Villanova was freshman Kristen O'Dowd who placed fifth overall with a time of 18:41.50. Junior Emily McMillan and senior Casey Nelson followed by crossing the finish line in the eighth and ninth spots. Rounding out the top finishes for Villanova was junior Lindsay Kos and sophomore Noelle Considine, who finished 11th and 12th respectively.
Villanova will be back in action on Friday, Sept. 28, when they compete in the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.
For complete results from the Haverford Meet, click here.