Sept. 28, 2009
The Loyola women's cross country team was ranked 15th in the Mid-Atlantic Region this week by the United States Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The place in the regional poll is the first time since October 6, 2008 that the Greyhounds have been ranked.
On Saturday, September 19, the women's squad placed ninth out of 21 teams at the Iona Meet of Champions held at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, N.Y. Out of 186 competitors, four Greyhounds placed in the top 60 as junior Kate Cervo led the way with a 31st place finish in 24:04.46. Fellow juniors Alyssa Doyle and Amanda Bossi were second and third for Loyola, placing 45th and 46th overall. Sophomore Stephanie Gibney was fourth for the Greyhounds in 56th and senior Courtney McNamara rounded out the Loyola top five in 102nd.
After taking a week off from racing, the Loyola cross country team will be back in action Friday, October 2 at the Paul Short Run in Bethlehem, Pa. The annual race is hosted by Lehigh University.