Irish Women Take First, Men Second at National Catholic Championship

Irish Women Take First, Men Second at National Catholic Championship

Irish Women Take First, Men Second at National Catholic Championship
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Irish Women Take First, Men Second at National Catholic Championship

Irish runners Lindsey Ferguson and Paul Springer win individual crowns.


Sept. 19, 2008

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The Notre Dame women’s cross country team took first place, while the men finished second at the 2008 National Catholic Championships Friday.

The Irish women took seven of the top 11 places, led by junior Lindsey Ferguson who crossed the line in 17:31 to win the individual title. Sophomore Marissa Treece was second at 17:53. Freshman Rachel Velarde finished fifth, senior Becca Bauman was sixth, sophomore Abby Higgins was sixth, senior Emily Wauford was 10th and junior Beth Tacl finished 11th.

The Irish men took second, just one point behind Duquesne. Sophomore Paul Springer won the individual title with a time of 24:54, followed by freshman Joe Miller in 24:58. Sophomore Ryan Gamboa finished sixth, sophomore Ryan Jacobs was 15th, sophomore Spencer Carter was 21st, freshman Kelly Lynch was 27th and freshman Jordan Carlson was 39th.

The Irish will take two weeks off before hosting the Notre Dame Invitational Oct. 3.

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