Men Finish Third at Cross Country CAA Championships; Women Place 10th

Posted: October 31, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s men’s cross country team finished in third place, while the women’s team placed 10th, at the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships hosted by the University of Delaware last Friday at White Clay Creek State Park.

The College of William and Mary swept the team titles and James Madison University runners Dena Spickard and CW Moran swept the individual titles.

Leading the way for Mason’s men’s team was senior Charles Millioen. He was second only to Moran, who set a new course record at the event.

Moran captured the individual title with a course-record time of 24:33.39 over the eight-kilometer layout, defeating runner-up Millioen, who finished the race in 24:59.18.

The William and Mary men won their seventh straight team title, earning 32 points, outdistancing runner-up James Madison with 63 points. George Mason was third with a score of 98.

The William and Mary women claimed their fourth straight team title with 25 points, besting runner-up Georgia State University, which finished with 83. James Madison placed third with 87 points, followed by the University of Delaware (121), Towson University (143), Northeastern University (159), Hofstra University (163), Virginia Commonwealth University (208), UNC Wilmington (210), and George Mason (284).

Spickard won the race with a time of 21:33.99 over the six-kilometer course, outdistancing runner-up Meghan Bishop of William and Mary (21:42.76). Kaitlin Hurley of William and Mary was third in 22:02.89 followed by Rachel Hannah of Georgia State in 22:16.20. Junior Alicia York was the top finisher for Mason, placing 56th with a time of 24:37.77.

George Mason’s men’s and women’s cross country teams will compete at the Cavalier Open, scheduled to begin at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Panorama Farms in Earlysville, Va.

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