October 30, 2010

White Leads Women's Cross Country To Sixth Consecutive NEC Championship Title

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. - The Quinnipiac University women's cross country team won its sixth consecutive Northeast Conference Championship on Saturday, Oct. 30 at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain, Conn. Sophomore Becca White (Natick, Mass.) won the 5k race and set a NEC championship record as she led the Bobcats to another NEC title. Quinnipiac finished first with 34 points, while Monmouth University finished second with 69 points.

White earned the NEC Outstanding Performer award as she set a new league record, winning her first women's conference championship, with a time of 17:17.1. White has continued to post impressive times throughout the 2010 season. She's been a three-time NEC Athlete of the Week recipient this fall and was named Top 25 All-New England at the New England Championships on Oct. 9.

Overall, Quinnipiac had five runners place in the top-12. Finishing second for Quinnipiac and 4th overall was Kristen Stevens (Succasunna, N.J.) with a time of 17:46.2. Amanda Faust (Macungie, Pa.) finished third for the Bobcats and 7th overall in 18:02.2, while her sister, Briana Faust, placed 12th in 18:20.6. Quinnipiac's fourth finisher, placing in 10th overall, was Katie Beam (South Windsor, Conn.) with a time of 18:12.5.

"Overall, I thought the women had a phenomenal day, said Head Coach Carolyn Martin. "Monmouth ran a great race also, but the women were able to work together and come out on top."

The Bobcats will run at the NCAA Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Hammonasset State Park in Madison, Conn. The women are scheduled to run at Noon.