ORONO, MAINE — The University of New Hampshire men and the Boston University women took home the titles at the 2006 America East Cross Country Championships on a soggy Saturday afternoon in Orono, Maine. The Wildcats garner their sixth league championship, while the Terriers earn their third-straight conference crown and 15th overall.
Complete Championship Results (PDF)
Behind a conference-best five top-20 finishers, the UNH men (58 points) narrowly outpaced Stony Brook University (61), host University of Maine (62) and Boston U. (70). University of Vermont (154), defending-champion UMBC (175) and University at Albany (178) finished fifth through seventh, respectively, while Binghamton University (183) and University of Hartford (269) rounded out the nine-team field.
For the second-consecutive year, Maine’s Kirby Davis took home the top individual honors as he posted a meet-best time of 24:30.40. Davis becomes just the third student-athlete in league history to garner top honors in back-to-back seasons. UNH’s Jordan Horwitz was the meet’s runner-up with a time of 24:34.40.
On the women’s side, the Terriers continued their dominance of the America East Championship as they have now won 15 of the conference’s 18 league titles, including 10 of the last 11. Boston U.’s 47 points was well ahead of runner-up New Hampshire (77). Stony Brook (89), Vermont (110), Binghamton (134) and Maine (140) earned third- through sixth-place finishes, while Albany (152), UMBC (198) and Hartford (257) rounded out the nine-team event.
Catherine Parker becomes the first Wildcat in school history to earn top individual honors at the America East Championship. Her time of 16:50.30 was well-ahead of the rest of the field, including runner-up Marisa Ryan of Boston University with a time of 17:08.40.
The men’s all-conference team, which is made up of the top-10 finishers in the championship event, consists of Davis and Horwitz, along with Stony Brook’s Brian Farrell (third), Shaun Krawitz (sixth) and Alex Relce (eighth), Boston University’s Nick Goodman (fourth) and Phil Shaw (10th), Maine’s Josh Trevino (fifth), Albany’s Ricardo Estremera (seventh) and UMBC’s Anthony Kelhower (ninth).
The women’s all-conference squad features Parker and Ryan, as well as Stony Brook’s Dana Hastie (third) and Elizabeth Carlson (10th), Binghamton’s Katie Radzik (fourth), Boston University’s Abbey Sadowski (fifth) and Claire Robson (ninth), Albany’s Jessica Ortman (sixth) and Jenna Ortman (eighth) and New Hampshire’s Emily Mareb (seventh).
The annual Coaching Staff of the Year honors, which are voted on by the conference’s head coach, will be announced next week.