CUA Women’s Cross Country Wins Nevins Invitational

CUA Women’s Cross Country Wins Nevins Invitational


CUA Women's Cross Country Wins Nevins Invitational
Jenna Hackett takes third to lead the team


EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. - The Catholic University women's cross country team won the Nevins Invitational on Saturday in Pennsylvania.  Although the event featured nine teams and 84 runners it was basically a two-team race between CUA and the host East Stroudsburg with the Cards coming out on top.

Jenna Hackett (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) paced CUA placing third in a time of 20:13.  Right behind her was Mary Shashaty (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) who ran a 20:16.  The Cardinals placed a third runner in the top ten with Tara Wilson (Shelter Island Heights, N.Y./Shelter Island) taking ninth running a 20:34.  Chelsie Boska from Drew won the overall title coming in at 19:41. 

Samantha McClellan (Union Town, Ohio/Saint Thomas) also came in with the lead pack taking 11th in a time of 20:42.  Rounding out the top seven point scorers for CUA was Teresa Mascia (Stirling, N.J./Watchung Hills) with a 21:05 for 17th, Alys Cheatle (Hickory, N.C./Saint Steven's) running a 21:38 for 30th place and Angela Montanio (North Potomac, Md.) in 36th with a 21:54.

The Cardinals will take this momentum into the conference meet next Saturday in Salisbury, Md.