Andrea Rovegno Places 19th At NCAA Pre-Nationals

Oct. 14, 2006

Terre Haute, Ind. - Loyola senior Andrea Rovegno ran to a 19th-place finish at the NCAA Pre-Nationals in Terre Haute, Ind. on Saturday. Rovegno, who ran the 6,000-meter course in 21:56, has all but qualified herself to the NCAA Championship race in November.

"Andrea has persevered through early season injuries and has stayed focused on her goal of competing at the NCAA Championships this year," says Loyola Coach Rick Woods. "Today's race proved that she belongs on this stage."

Rovegno started the race well and moved into the front pack of racers early on. She settled in and ran her race, closing out strong for the Top-20 showing. Kate Niehaus of Stanford won the race in 21:14.

Rovegno and the Greyhounds return to action at the 2006 MAAC Championships at Van Cortlandt Park, N.Y. in two weeks. The 2006 NCAA Cross Country Championships return to Terry Haute, Ind. on November 20.

2006 Pre-Nationals - Top-20 Individuals----------------------------------------------------------------------------WOMEN'S 6000 METER OPEN RACE RESULTS----------------------------------------------------------------------------Place TmPl No. Name School Finish===== ==== ===== =====================1 1382 Kate Niehaus Stanford 21:14.02 1329 Tiffany Marie Hall San Jose State 21:16.63 1376 Lauren Centrowitz Stanford 21:19.14 1249 Alexa Glencer Princeton 21:32.75 1481 Dagmara Handzlik Toledo 21:38.96 868 Eileen Creutz Michigan 21:41.57 812 Ashley Raymond Loyola University (Ill.) 21:44.28 1416 Leah Soro Tennessee 21:45.09 1771 Sarah Hurley Wisconsin 21:46.610 432 Katy Ankrom Eastern Kentucky 21:48.511 380 Susan Dunklee Dartmouth 21:48.912 582 Shannon Phelan Illinois 21:49.513 515 Renee Tomlin Georgetown 21:50.114 581 Liz Mengyan Illinois 21:50.415 1095 Allison King Northwestern 21:51.016 1786 Allyson Rinderle Yale 21:51.317 137 Sarah Ingebretsen Brigham Young 21:52.518 130 Tawny Bybee Brigham Young 21:52.919 805 Andrea Rovegno Loyola College (Md.) 21:56.120 719 Lisa Morrisey Kansas 21:59.1