Men’s and Women’s Cross Country: Huskies run ‘aggressive’ race at BC

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country: Huskies run ‘aggressive’ race at BC

By Nate Owen

The men’s and women’s cross country teams competed this weekend in the Boston College Invitational at Franklin Park. The men’s team finished in fifth place of six teams and the women’s team finished fourth overall.

The men’s 8K race consisted of Northeastern, Providence College, BC, Stony Brook, Rhode Island and Bentley. Northeastern finished fifth with 152 points.

Top performers for the Huskies included junior Tom Brown, who led the Huskies with a time of 26:3, and finished 21st overall. Sophomore Ricky Fendorak placed 35th with a time of 27:33 and freshman Brian Kennedy came in just behind him at 39th, with a time of 27:43.

In the women’s 5K race the Huskies finished fourth, ahead of Bentley but behind Providence College, Yale and BC.

For the second meet in a row, junior Kristie Gagnon led Northeastern with a time of 19:03, finishing 18th overall. Coming in behind her was sophomore Brittany Moriarty, who finished 24th with a time of 19:18. Senior Amy Hicks came in at 35th with at time of 20:14.

While the results didn’t show it, head coach Sherman Hart said he felt that his team had made improvements from the previous meet.

“Overall it was a great improvement; we are starting to get it in gear,” he said. He felt good about where his team was, mentioning the tough competition they had faced in their first two meets. “In the first meet, we faced five of the best teams [around].We definitely made an improvement [this week].”

He said the Huskies were “much more aggressive” and mentioned Hicks “who really ran well,” especially in light of her return from an injury. “Each week we are getting better,” he said.

The Huskies will continue their season this Friday when they compete in the Quinnipiac Invitational in Hamden, Conn. at 3 p.m.

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