Oct. 24, 2011
HAVERFORD, Pa. - Junior Ariann Neutts (Succasunna, N.J.) led a group of Villanova runners with a runner-up finish at the Haverford Invitational on Friday afternoon, where she came in with a time of 17:30 on the three-mile course. Five runners competed for the Wildcats in the local meet, while two others ran as unattached entries. Ali Smith, who only has eligibility remaining for the outdoor track season, was an unattached runner and won the race with a time of 16:51.
Neutts raced for the first time this season and was followed in close succession by junior Meghan Smith (Newark, Del.) in third place (17:46) and sophomore Mary Bohi (Shamong, N.J.) in fifth (18:31) out of the field of 77 runners. Smith and Bohi each lowered their times from the season-opening Main Line Invitational held on the same course at Haverford College last month.
In addition, freshman Amanda Borroughs (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) ran unattached and finished in ninth place with a time of 18:44.
Next up for the Wildcats is the BIG EAST Championships this coming Saturday in Louisville, Ky.
Complete Villanova Results from the Haverford Invitational (Three Miles)
Ariann Neutts 2nd of 77 17:30 Meghan Smith 3rd 17:46 Mary Bohi 5th 18:31 Shannon Browne 7th 18:35 Anna Francis 19th 19:25
Amanda Borroughs 9th 18:44
Ali Smith 1st 16:51