Cross Country Runs Through Rain, Gets Results In Season Opener

Sept. 1, 2006

Emmitsburg, Md. - Running primarily underclassmen, the Loyola cross country teams posted good results at Mount St. Mary's to open the 2006 season. The women, led by Maureen Wahl's sixth-place finish, defeated the host Mountaineers and George Washington while the men defeated the Colonials in the five-team race.

"Considering the horrible weather conditions, we ran very well," says Head Coach Rick Woods. "It was a good meet for our freshmen and we're excited about the way they performed."

Placing 10th overall and second to Wahl on the women's side was Alexandra Salani, who finished in 6:45.5, while Alex Beaver finished 11th in 20:34.57. Beaver's finish was all the more impressive considering she took a bad fall on the bridge and had to make up time down the stretch.

On the men's side, Terry Moran and Dan McDevitt placed 12th and 13th respectively, finishing 3.2 seconds apart.

"Terry and Dan worked well together," added Woods. "They ran excellent in their first college race."

Moran finished in 16:42.81 - three seconds short of a Top-10 finish. The Greyhounds also took 26th through 28th overall with Timm Woods, Pat McCadden and Ryan Santonacita.

"I'm happy with today's result," says Woods. "But we're really looking forward to Navy to see what these guys can do."

The Greyhounds return to action on Saturday, September 16 at the United States Naval Academy.


Mount St. Mary's 26, American 29
Mount St. Mary's 15, George Washington 46
Mount St. Mary's 15, Loyola 43
Mount St. Mary's 22, UMBC 34
American 15, George Washington 48
American 19, Loyola 42
American 25, UMBC 30
Loyola 21, George Washington 36
UMBC 16, George Washington 47
UMBC 19, Loyola 45

Records: Mount St. Mary's (4-0), American (3-1), UMBC (2-2), Loyola (1-3), George Washington (0-4)

American 22, Mount St. Mary's 33
Mount St. Mary's 27, George Washington 30
Loyola 23, Mount St. Mary's 32
UMBC 21, Mount St. Mary's 35
American 21, George Washington 34
American 23, Loyola 32
American 23, UMBC 32
Loyola 25, George Washington 30
UMBC 22, George Washington 37
UMBC 26, Loyola 29

Records: American (4-0), UMBC (3-1), Loyola (2-2), Mount St. Mary's (1-3), George Washington (0-4)