Oct. 26, 2012
Bronx, N.Y.- St. John’s University hosted the 2012 Big East Cross Country Championships on Friday with the Georgetown women and the Syracuse men claiming titles.
The Pitt women’s team finished in ninth place out of 15 teams totaling 297 points. Junior Kayla Keddal was the first Panther to cross the finish line in the 6k with a time of 23:10.18, finishing in 49th place.
Sophomore Morgan Perry ran a 23:29.27 and Cayla Del Piano finished with a time of 23:30.21 to round out the top three for Pitt.
The Georgetown Hoyas won their first Big East Championship since 2001 with 58 points. The University of Connecticut finished in second place (68) and Providence took third in the championship (80).
The men’s cross country team finished in 12th place out of 14 teams with a total of 321 points. Senior Daniel Lipus led the Panthers with a time of 26:17.37 in the 8k race, finishing in 53rd place.
Freshman Michael Runco finished with a time of 26:46.01 and Rich Addison came in with a time of 26:46.91.
Syracuse took home their third Big East Championship in four years with 37 points. Georgetown (67) and Notre Dame (70) rounded out the top three in the men’s race.
Next up for the Panthers is the Mid Atlantic Regional Championship on November 9 at University Park hosted by Penn State University.
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