Catholic University Wins Goucher Invitational

Catholic University Wins Goucher Invitational
CUA takes first place for second meet in a row


TOWSON, Md. - The Catholic University women's cross country squad won their second meet in a row giving them momentum for the upcoming Landmark Conference Championship.  The Cardinals scored 68 points to take first out of nine teams at the Goucher Invitational. What made the win even sweeter is was the presence of five conference opponents who will be at the same course two weeks from now for the championship.

Alys Cheatle (Hickory, N.C./St. Stephen's) was the top runner for the Cardinal finishing second over in a time of 24:47.72.  On her heels was Jenna Hackett (Fort Collins, Colo./Fort Collins) who came in fifth overall with a 25:16.25.  Mary Shashaty (Scotch Plains, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) was third for the Cardinals running a 25:50.22 which was good enough for 14th place.

Also competing was Remy Ball (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) who finished 27th in a time of 27:19.86 and Bridgette Smith (Cranbury, N.J./Princeton) who was 32nd with a 27:32.23.  Rounding out the squad was Angela Montanio (North Potomac, Md./Quince Orchard) in 53rd and Gina Maini (Bayonne, N.J./St. Dominic Academy) in 65th place.

The Cardinals will not be competing in an intercollegiate event next weekend but the team will be getting together voluntarily to run in the First Generation College Bound 5K.  The event is to benefit the First Generation College Bound Foundation which is run by head coach Joe Fisher.