Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Richmond Women 2nd, Men 3rd at 2012 William & Mary XC Invite

Stephanie Paradis led 5 Spiders
across the line in 7 seconds.
The Richmond Spiders traveled to Williamsburg for the 2012 William & Mary Cross Country Invitational this past weekend.  The women's team placed 2nd with a 7 seconds split between their 1st and 5th runners.  Stephanie Paradis led the way for the Spiders placing 8th (6th in team scoring)...

Watch Video Highlights from the meet HERE

"I like that we ran as a pack", said women's coach, Lori Taylor. "We looked great through 2 miles and just need to finish a little better.  The fact that we had only 7 seconds between our 1st and 5th runners is really exciting.  We know our training will continue to pay off and before the end of the season they will be ready to finish."

The men placed third in the 8K field with a split for their top 5 runners of 42 seconds.  Sophomore, Ryan Lee led 3 Spiders in the top 10 with his 6th place finish...Chris York and Andrew Valenski were 9th and 10th.

Here's an article link from RichmondSpiders.com:

Spiders Turn In Top-Three Finishes At W&M Invite
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics 


Ryan Lee
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - On a sunny Saturday morning on the grass-filled hills of Williamsburg's Eastern State Hospital grounds, the Richmond men's and women's cross country squads continued their 2012 campaigns with top-three finishes at the William & Mary Invitational.
W&M captured the men's team title in Saturday's 8k race with 32 points. George Mason and Richmond rounded out the top three with 48 and 52 points, respectively, followed by VCU (111), UNC Wilmington (132), Christopher Newport (154) and Hampton (215).
The Tribe also took the women's team title in the 5k race with 22 points, while Richmond finished with 41 points to secure the second spot. UNCW claimed third with 98 points, followed by Mason (105), CNU (129), Hampton (182) and VCU (201).
Junior Ryan Lee (Wilmington, Del./Archmere Academy) canvassed the course in 25:42 to take sixth and pace the Spiders for the second-straight outing. Senior Chris York (White Post, Va./Clarke County) clocked a 25:44 to trail closely behind in ninth, with sophomore Andrew Valenski (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) rounding out the top 10 with a time of 25:52.
Senior Stephanie Paradis (Leesburg, Va./Stone Bridge) led a field of four consecutive Spiders to cross the line with her sixth-place finish of 18:37. Newcomers Kelly Bailey (Dallas, Texas/Peddie School) and Tara Hanley (Chatham, N.J./Chatham) each crossed in 18:40 to take 7th and 8th, respectively, while junior Roxanne Henningson (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Greenwich) finished right behind in 18:41 to nab the ninth spot.

No comments:

Post a Comment