Nov. 8, 2000   

Bhalla and Flanagan Earn All-CAC Honors
Senior Nicky Bhalla (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell High) earned first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference women's cross country honors for her performance in the CAC championships Saturday at Winter Place Park in Salisbury, Md. Junior Donna Flanagan (Plainville, Mass./Bishop Feehan) garnered second-team honors.

Bhalla covered the 5,000-meter course in 19 minutes, 36 seconds to finish fourth overall. It was the seventh time in eight meets that she has been the Cardinals' top performer in 2000. Flanagan placed 12th in 20:10.

Oct. 18, 2000   

Bhalla earns conference honors
Nicky Bhalla (Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell)
has been named Capital Athletic Conference women's cross country athlete of the week for her performance Saturday.

Bhalla paced Catholic University's victory in the Mississippi College Invitational in Clinton, Miss., by finishing seventh in a time of 20 minutes, 11.1 seconds over 5,000 meters. It was the fifth time in six meets that the senior English major has been the Cardinals' top performer in 2000.

CUA won the eight-team meet with 52 points, four better than host Mississippi College. Division I schools Grambling State and Xavier finished third and seventh, respectively. The Cardinals, 4-0 in dual competition, have won three meets this season.

Bhalla was also honored as CAC women's cross country athlete of the week in 1998.

Oct. 6, 2000   

Women Sweep Home Meet
Senior Nicky Bhalla (Arlington Va./Bishop O'Connell) ran the 5,000-meter course in 20 minutes, 30 seconds to finish first in Catholic's only home meet of the 2000 cross country season. She helped lead Catholic to a 2-0 record against Bowie State and UDC.

Women's Results:
Catholic 15, UDC 40
Catholic 15, Bowie State 40
Other team scores incomplete

Meet Records:
Catholic 2-0
Bowie State 0-1
UDC 0-1

2000 Roster



Hometown/High School

Lori Agnew


Conneaut Lake, Pa./Linesville

Jennifer Alvarez


Breckenridge, Texas/ Breckenridge

Nicky Bhalla


Arlington, Va./Bishop O'Connell

Rebekah Anne Dunbar


Scotia, N.Y./Scotia-Glenville

Donna Flanagan


Plainville, Mass./Bishop Feehan

Rebecca Freyvogel


Pittsburgh, Pa./Oakland Catholic

Margaret Kelly


Centerport, N.Y./Harborfields

Laura Kutner


Valley Stream, N.Y./Sacred Heart Academy

Emily Levasseur


Hudson, N.H./Bishop Guertin

Anne Milazzio


Corning, N.Y./Corning-Painted Post East

Kara O'Brien


Niantic, Conn./East Lyme

Elisabeth Pezzolla


Albany, N.Y./Albany

Liz Pfifer


Columbus, Miss./Columbus

Sarah Vagley


Oakmont, Pa./Oakland Catholic

2000 Results (4-0 dual record)

Date Meet Result Notable
Sept. 9 Shepherd College Invitational
at Shepherdstown, W.Va.
1st of 10 Flanagan 5th, Bhalla 6th
Sept. 16 York and Albright
at York, Pa.
W, 26-33 vs. York
W, 27-29 vs. Albright
Bhalla 3rd, Flanagan 5th
Sept. 23 Anne Arundel Community College
at Arnold, Md.
  Bhalla 2nd, Flanagan 3rd
Sept. 30 National Press Club 5K
at Washington, D.C.
  Bhalla 4th, Flanagan 6th
Oct. 6 Columbia Union and UDC W 15-40 vs. UDC
W 15-40 vs. Bowie State
Bhalla 1st
Oct. 14 Mississippi College Invitational
at Clinton, Miss.
1st of 8 Bhalla 7th, Flanagan 10th,
Levasseur 12th
Oct. 21 Mason-Dixon Conference Championships
at Fredericksburg, Va.
5th of 7 Bhalla 8th
Nov. 4 CAC Championships
at Salisbury, Md.
4th of 6 Bhalla 4th, Flanagan 12th
Nov. 11 NCAA South Regional Championships
at Newport News, Va.
12th of 21 Bhalla 26th
Flanagan 41st