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Young Leads Women's Cross-Country To Strong Showing At UMass-Dartmouth

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N. DARTMOUTH, Mass., Sept. 18. 2004 – Springfield College Junior Meg Young (Hurley, N.Y) led the women’s cross-country team to a 14th-place finish out of 33 schools at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational.

Blazing through the grueling five-kilometer course in a time of 19:03, Young finished 13th overall out of 255 runners. Junior Jessica Zaccaro (Washingtonville, N.Y.) placed 59th (20:18), and freshmen Alyssa Brigham (Penacook, N.H.) finished in 20:50 to place 86th overall. Behind Brogham were junior Sara Tyman (West Suffield, Conn.) (113th, 21:15) and sophomore Jackie Knoblock (Plymouth, Mass.) (119th, 21:19).

SC senior Pat De Rocco (Utica, N.Y.) was the first Pride runner to cross the finish line, placing 60th out of 236 runners at the UMass-Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday.

In a race that had deplorable conditions due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, DeRocco covered the eight-kilometer course in 27:12. DeRocco was followed by sophomore Pat Gann (Guilford, Conn.), who finished 68th with a time of 27:18. Senior co-captain Steve Wilson (West Hartford, Conn.) was third among SC runners placing 106th overall (28:07). As a team, the Pride placed 17th among the 29 participating schools.

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Jim Pennington Jim Pennington enters his 29th season as head coach of the Springfield College women’s cross country and track and field teams in 2013. Under Pennington’s direction, the Pride has recorded seven top 20 finishes at the NCAA Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field Championships, and seven top 15 finishes at the NCAA Cross Country Championships. Read more.

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