WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY WINS ATLANTIC 10 CHAMPIONSHIP
Nov. 2, 2013
Duquesne's women's cross country team placed three runners among the top 10 and six among the top 18 in winning the team title at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship in Mechanicsville, Va.
It is the first women's cross country Atlantic 10 championship in Duquesne history and the first A-10 title for DU since the men's cross country team won in 2005.
Senior Amber Valimont paced the Red and Blue, finishing fourth in the 111 runner field with a time of 17:11.1. Following closely behind in sixth place was fellow senior Haley Pisarcik with a time of 17:18.7, while rounding out the top 10 was freshman Valerie Palermo. This trio was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference Team, while Coach Tom Slosky was named the Atlantic 10 Women's Cross Country Coach of the Year. In addition, Pisarcik and Valimont were named to the All-Academic Team.
Also contributing to the win were junior Danica Snyder in 16th in 17:43.6, junior Elise Farris in 17th in 17:44.3, freshman Megan Baritot in 18th in 17:48.2 and senior Shelby Haitz in 24th in 18:01.6. Others competing for the Dukes were Kendall Seymour in 48th in 18:30.4, Hannah Scipio in 51st in 18:32.7 and Abbie Marquard in 52nd in 18:32.7.
The Dukes return to action on Friday, Nov. 15th as they compete in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional at Lehigh.