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Clapp Wins NEWMAC Championship, Team Finishes Fourth

WELLESLEY, Mass., Nov. 2, 2002 – Springfield College junior Marisa Clapp (Charlton, Mass.) won the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Cross Country Championship to lead the Pride to fourth place with 93 points in the 10 team field.

Clapp, who wins the conference's runner-of-the-year award, covered the 3.1 mile course in a time of 18:02, which is a course record. Host Wellesley College won the meet with 61 points.

SC freshman Meg Young (Hurley, N.Y.) finished 12th in a time of 19:41 while senior Kelley Henry (Whitinsville, Mass.) finished 14th in a time of 19:48. Clapp, Young and Henry made the all-conference team by virtue of finishing in the top 14.

On the men’s side, Springfield senior Michael Notary (Bethlehem, Pa.) finished 17th with a time of 28:33 to lead the Pride to a tie for fifth place with 122 points. MIT won the meet with 25 points.

SC sophomore Steve Wilson (W. Hartford, Conn.) placed 23rd in a time of 28:49 and junior Peter Gillen (New Milford, Conn.) finished 31st in a time of 19:17.

At NEWMAC Championship (Wellesley, Mass.)
SC Women: 4th/10 teams
1 Marisa Clapp (18:02)
12 Meg Young (19:41)
14 Kelley Henry (19:48)
23 Jenn Saucier (20:05)
45 Jessica Zaccaro (20:46)

SC Men: 5th/7 teams
17 Michael Notary (28:33)
23 Steve Wilson (28:49)
31 Peter Gillen (29:17)
33 Scott Barton (29:19)
34 Eric Peloquin (29:33)
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