Sept. 15, 2007
Annapolis, Md. - Loyola's men's and women's cross country teams placed seventh in a very strong field on Saturday at the Navy Invitational in Annapolis, Md. Both the men and women ran full squads as the men scored 175 points and women 184 while posting impressive times this early in the season.
Junior Chris Heibell led the men's effort with an 18th-place finish overall, running a time of 25:03.20. Sophomore Terry Moran posted a time of 25:41.40, less than two seconds ahead of teammate Gian Caccia, who crossed the finish line in 25:43.30.
Also scoring for the men were senior Brian Parker in 25:47.50, and juniors Keith Forlenza (26:45.3) and Timm Woods (26:57.00). Louisville won the men's race with 34 points while host Navy was runner up with 57 team points.
In women's action, junior Maureen Wynne ran a solid race to lead Loyola with a finishing time of 23:41. Teammate Lindsay Wilson was close behind with her time of 23:52, while Alexandra Salani posted a top-50 finish with her time of 24:33.
The women also received a strong effort from its freshmen with Kate Cervo running 25:12, Lindsay Murphy posting a 25:49 and Sara Ochs running a 26:50. Senior Bethany Gentry (26:28) and junior Nicole Gilhuley (26:41) also posted sub-27 minute times for the Greyhounds.
Loyola returns to action on September 28 when it races in the Paul Short Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.
Men's Scoring1 Louisville - 342 Navy - 573 LaSalle - 954 American - 1085 Richmond - 1156 Maryland - 1257 Loyola - 1758 UMBC - 2359 George Mason - 24210 Christopher Newport - 30911 VCU - 31512 George Washington - 330
Women's Scoring1. Louisville - 392. Richmond - 543. Navy - 794. La Salle - 1276. American - 1336. Maryland - 1507. Loyola - 1848. UMBC - 2089. Christopher Newport - 216