Virginia Women Win Lou Onesty Invitational
Sept. 9, 2006
The Virginia women’s cross country team showed off their depth today as five student-athletes finished in the top-11, leading to the Cavaliers’ winning the team title over ACC rival Wake Forest 29-41. Led by All-Regional performer Emily Harrison, who took second overall, Virginia’s women ran 2-3-5-8-11 and finished less than a minute apart. Virginia’s sixth and seventh runners also both finished in the top-20. On the men’s side, Andrew Jesien finished fifth overall as the men, running without their top-seven runners, took second place behind Liberty.
Harrison, who earned All-ACC and All-Regional honors in 2005, again led the Cavaliers with a 17:43.8 run over the 5K race. Six seconds behind her was teammate Katie Read, while fellow All-Regional performer Kara Scanlin and teammate Laura Hodges finished seventh and tenth overall.
The men sat the majority of the top runners from last year’s ACC championship team, while Jesien, who red shirted in 2005, led the Cavalier contingent today over the 8K course. Jesien ran a 25:17.7, while teammates Taylor Smith and James Erickson ran sub-26, finishing just four seconds apart from each other. The men all finished within one minute of each other, giving Virginia a strong pack that was able to displace William & Mary, sending the Tribe into third.
Virginia returns to action in two weeks as the Cavaliers travel to Minnesota to compete in the Roy Griak Invitational in Minneapolis.
Women's results:2. Emily Harrison, 17:43.84. Katie Read, 17:49.87. Kara Scanlin, 18:06.610. Laura Hodges, 18:36.113. Lauretta Dezubay, 18:40.818. Sara Casscells, 18:55.421. Jen Dolson, 19:05.427. Janine Ricci, 19:21.131. Danielle Light, 19:28.732. Kristin Milot, 19:29.461. Eryn Correa, 20:31.963. Susan Brooks, 20:37.6
Team Scores:1. Virginia, 292. Wake Forest, 413. William & Mary, 754. Liberty, 1155. High Point, 149
Men’s results5. Andrew Jesien, 25:17.615. Taylor Smith, 25:52.318. James Erickson, 25:56.324. Alec Lorenzoni, 26:01.330. Will Williams, 26:14.033. Matt Gambale, 26:16.753. Danny Howick, 27:00.974. Matt Gutridge, 28:00.1
Team Scores:1. Liberty, 412. Virginia, 883. W&M, 944. Wake Forest, 1165. Norfolk State, 123