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Men’s Cross Country Four-Peats at BIG EAST Championships; Women Take Second

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University men's cross country team captured the rare four-peat at the 2018 BIG EAST Championships in Carmel, Indiana joining Providence College as the only two schools to win four-consecutive BIG EAST titles. The women's squad turned in an impressive second-place overall finish just behind Villanova. The women tallied a total score of 78 points while the men finished with a total score of 32 points edging out Villanova for the victory.
 
Georgetown Men's Recap (1st of 9, 32 points)
The Georgetown men were able to put together a complete race as All-American Nick Wareham (Woodbury, Minn. / Woodbury) led the way with a second place overall performance in the men's 8K race with a time of 24:08.7. Four hoyas finished in the top ten with Jack Van Scoter (Pasadena, Calif. / Flintridge Prep), Matthew Bouthillette (North Providence, R.I. / La Salle Academy) and Christian Liddell (Rogers, Ark. / Rogers) turning in 4th, 7th and 8th-place finishes, respectively, behind Wareham. Jack Salisbury (Rumford, R.I. / La Salle Academy) rounded out the scoring for the Blue & Gray with an 11th-place finish and a time of 24:58.6.
 
"I'm very proud of this group for winning our fourth-straight conference title," Head Men's Cross Country Coach Brandon Bonsey said. "They came together as a group and ran their best team race of the year. Villanova and Butler are very good teams, so I was impressed with how we matched up with them. We will enjoy this today, but we have to recover and get ready for the NCAA Regional meet in two weeks."

Individual Results
2. Nick Wareham, 24:08.7 (2 points)
4. Jack Van Scoter, 24:22.6 (4 points)
7. Matthew Bouthillette, 24:47.6 (7 points)
8. Christian Liddell, 24:51.6 (8 points)
11. Jack Salisbury, 24:58.6 (11 points)
(19). Eion Nohilly, 25:19.4
(20). Spencer Brown, 25:22.3
(21). Adam Barnard, 25:22.6
(26). Rusty Kujdych, 25:32.7
(44). Reilly Bloomer, 26:14.7
 
Georgetown Women (2nd of 10, 78 points)
Paige Hofstad (New Braunfels, Texas / New Braunfels) continues to be the driving force for the women's squad as she turned in a third-place finish in the women's 6K race with a time of 20:33.0. Also finishing in the top-10 was Margie Cullen (Needham, Mass. / Needham) finishing 10th overall with a time of 21:16.4. Rounding out the point scoring for the Hoyas were freshmen standouts Katherine Modrall (Carmel, Ind. / Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory), Sami Corman (Bellevue, Wash. / Issaquah) and Katie Dammer (Clarks Summit, Pa. / Abington Heights), finishing 17th, 22nd and 26th, respectively.
 
"The women had a great team race and fought hard to finish second today," said Director of Track & Field / Cross Country Julie Culley. "We were down by three points to Providence with 1000 meters to go and ended up beating them by three.  Every one of our top five fought for those points. Paige had a fantastic effort up front and beat some great athletes to finish third. We had some really gutsy races and we are so proud of the direction the program is heading."

Individual Results
3. Paige Hofstad, 20:33.0 (3 points)
10. Margie Cullen, 21:16.4 (10 points)
17. Katherine Modrall, 21:31.7 (17 points)
22. Sami Corman, 21:48.5 (22 points)
26. Katie Dammer, 21:51.7 (26 points)
(32). Meg Mathison, 22:24.1
(39). Kayla Grahn, 22:52.2
 
Georgetown continues its postseason stretch as they travel back to State College, Pennsylvania for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships on Friday, Nov. 9 hosted by Penn State University.
 
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