Sept. 11, 2004
GREAT MEADOWS, Va. - Duke cross country swept the Georgetown Invitational Saturday, capturing the team crown and individual titles in both the men's and women's races at Great Meadows State Park near Manassas, Va.
The women placed five runners in the top seven spots in the 5,000-kilometer race, led by Ali Henderson who finished the race in 18:05.48. Also finishing in the top five for the women were Tia Ferguson in second (18:20.25) and Elle Pishny in fourth place with a time of 18:41.06.
As a team, Duke finished the race with 20 points, followed by Georgetown (38) and James Madison (80).
On the men's side, Nick Schneider captured the individual title, coming across the finish line with a time of 19:49.05 in the 4.1-mile race. The second-place runner, Pat McCadie from American, was over 15 seconds behind, finishing the race in 20:04.13. The remaining spots in top five belonged to the Blue Devils with Michael Hatch finishing in third (20:13.55), Keith Krieger coming in third with a time of 20:14.60 and Chris Spooner crossing the line in fifth-place after a 20:24.25 performance.
The team finished with 27 points, followed the closest by Georgetown (42) and American (59).
The women return to action next weekend at the Aztec Invitational hosted by University of San Diego. The men have a week off before competing at the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis, Minn. on Sept. 25.
Women's Individual Results (5,000 kilometers) 1. Ali Henderson 18:05.48 2. Tia Ferguson 18:20.25 4. Elle Pishny 18:41.06 6. Paris Edwards 18:48.74 7. Meaghan Leon 18:56.09
Women's Team Results 1. DUKE 20 2. Georgetown 38 3. James Madison 80
Men's Individual Results (4.1 miles) 1. Nick Schneider 19:49.05 3. Michael Hatch 20:13.55 4. Keith Krieger 20:14.60 5. Chris Spooner 20:24.25 15. Dan Daly 20:54.64 16. Marco Salmen 20:55.85
Men's Team Results 1. DUKE 27 2. Georgetown 42 3. American 59 4. Yale 107 5. James Madison 149
Duke Women's Cross Country