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DU Women Place 4th at A-10 Championships
Freshman Amy Ruffolo crossed 10th overall to lead DU.
 
Freshman Amy Ruffolo crossed 10th overall to lead DU.
 

Oct. 30, 2004

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The Dukes' women's cross country team placed fourth overall at the Atlantic 10 Cross Country Championships Saturday morning at Schenley Park. Freshman Amy Ruffolo (Wexford, Pa./North Allegheny) led DU crossing 10th overall (18:28) in the field of 109 and was named to the All-Conference Team.

Fellow frosh Samantha Howard was second for the Red & Blue taking 15th with a time of 18:46. She was followed by junior Tara Gerlach (18:55) in 19th place; junior Elizabeth Graham (19:29) in 37th and junior Brianne Scott in 44th (19:45). Junior Rebecca Stearns wrapped the top placers crossing 49th in 19:52.

La Salle won the team title, regaining the championship from Richmond, led by sophomore Rachel Papin who took the individual crown with a time of 17:48. The Explorers have won the league title in three of the last four seasons.

Duquesne Results

10 Amy Ruffolo (R), Fr     18:28 5:57
15 Samantha Howard (R), Fr 18:46 6:03
19 Tara Gerlach, Jr        18:55 6:06
37 Elizabeth Graham, Jr    19:29 6:17
44 Brianne Scott, Jr       19:45 6:22
49 Rebecca Stearns, Jr     19:52 6:24
50 Amy Tucker, Sr          19:53 6:25
Time = 1:35:20 Places = 125

Team Results


PLACE                    POINTS  PLACES OF FINISHERS   AVG. TIME
 1 La Salle               35      1  5  6  9 14 16 17  18:15
 2 Richmond               61      3  7  8 21 22 28 41  18:31
 3 Univ. Of Rhode Island  89      2  4 26 27 30 32 33  18:42
 4 Duquesne              125     10 15 19 37 44 49 50  19:04
 5 Univ. Of Mass         161     12 23 35 36 55 63 66  19:19
 6 Saint Joseph's        168     11 13 42 48 54 61 68  19:19
 7 Xavier                172     24 25 34 38 51 58 62  19:25
 8 George Washington     186     18 29 40 46 53 67 70  19:29
 9 Univ. Of Dayton       212     31 39 43 47 52 59 60  19:41
10 Fordham               250     20 45 56 64 65 69 71  19:53
11 St. Bonaventure       351     57 72 73 74 75 76 77  22:41

Top 20


PLACE FINISHER                 TIME  PACE TEAM                 
 1*   Rachel Papin, So         17:48 5:44 La Salle
 2*   Heidi Westerling, Sr     17:52 5:45 Univ. Of Rhode Island
 3*   Amanda Russell, So       17:56 5:47 Richmond
 4*   Cindy Smith, Sr          18:01 5:49 Univ. Of Rhode Island
 5*   Jenna Darcy, Sr          18:06 5:50 La Salle
 6*   Christa Plummer (R), Fr  18:12 5:52 La Salle
 7*   Kate Merrill (R), Fr     18:15 5:53 Richmond
 8*   Nicole Kurtain, Jr       18:23 5:56 Richmond
 9*   Erin Geiger, Jr          18:26 5:57 La Salle
10*   Amy Ruffolo (R), Fr      18:28 5:57 Duquesne
11    Colleen Flanagan, Sr     18:31 5:58 Saint Joseph's
12    Christina Derosa (R), Fr 18:35 6:00 Univ. Of Mass
13    Suzie McHenry, So        18:36 6:00 Saint Joseph's
14    Karen Proulx, So         18:42 6:02 La Salle
15    Samantha Howard (R), Fr  18:46 6:03 Duquesne
16    Elizabeth Geiger, Jr     18:46 6:03 La Salle
17    Danielle Schopf, So      18:48 6:04 La Salle
18    Trina Bolton, Sr         18:50 6:04 George Washington
19    Tara Gerlach, Jr         18:55 6:06 Duquesne
20    Kristen Dolan, Sr        18:56 6:06 Fordham

* All Conference Team


 

 

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