Cross Country Recap: Pop Crowell Invitational

Meet:  Pop Crowell Invitational
Date: October 1, 2011
Host: Gordon College, Wenham, MA
Course Distance:  Men:  8K (4.97 miles)  Women:  3.05 miles 

Course description: Flat and fast but for a significant hill and some rough running within miles 2 and 4 (same section run twice).

Philip BoodyUMPI Men Individual Results:

Philip Boody 117th of 222 31:45
Andrew Nesbitt 146th 33:06
Jaron Gray 175th 35:31
Richard Landry 209th 41:14
Tim Chase 213th 41:40
Zach Abbotoni 216th 44:56

Coach Chris Smith's thoughts:  "Philip Boody ran strong in the midde of the race to again run a personal best time.  A healthy Andrew Newsbitt soon followed, pacing himself properly. The second mile spread us out a bit due to the hills and rough going.  His time of 33:06 bested his Codfish Bowl mark of last week.  Jaron Gray bounced back from an off week in running a super race, very strong in the middle miles, in decreasing his seasons, best by almost five minutes.  Newcomer  Zach Abbotoni finished his first 8K, besting his goal time by four seconds.  Landry, Abbotoni, and Chase will now work to be the strong supporting cast as we work toward the State meet held on October 15."

UMPI Women's Results

Emily Wright 93rd of 270 22:15
Carly Langley 111th 22:36
Sarah Taylor 214th 26:37

Coach Smith's Thoughts:  "All runners were pleased with their performances as Langley and Wright ran and best times of the season in spite of the shorter course.  Emily bounced back strongly after last week's less than strong run in Boston due to coming back from illness."