The Georgetown University women's cross-country team won the 1999 Big East Championship today at Van Cortlandt Park. It is the second Big East championship for the Hoyas (the first came in 1988), who are ranked eighth in the country.
Georgetown tallied 41 points to beat second-place finisher, Providence College (59 points). Thirteen schools participated.
The Georgetown men, ranked seventh nationally, had 57 points to finish second, 14 points behind Notre Dame.
The Hoyas placed three women in the top 10. Junior all-American Kristen Gordon led Georgetown with a second-place finish; she ran the 5,000 meters in 17 minutes 26 seconds.
Graduate student Kathleen Linck finished fifth in 17:42 and junior Emily Enstice ran 17:55 to take ninth.
Rounding out the point scorers for Georgetown were freshman Marina Kruppa (17:58) and junior Lorena Adams (18:02), who finished 11th and 14th, respectively. Villanova's Carmen Douma took first overall with a time of 17:20.
Graduate student Justin McCarthy (Robinson High) was the top finisher for the Georgetown men, posting a time of 24:40 over the 8,000-meter course to finish fourth.
Junior Corey Smith was seventh in 24:51, and juniors Kyle Smith and Adam Daniels finished 14th and 15th, respectively, with times of 25:11 and 25:15.
Junior Rich Zielinski was the final Hoya to score, finishing 17th in 25:26.
Notre Dame's Ryan Shay won the individual title in 24:22.