Posted: October 29, 2005
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Lehigh hosted the 2005 Patriot League Championships on Saturday morning on the Goodman Campus, and it was the Mountain Hawk women finishing third, and the Lehigh men coming in fourth place for the second consecutive season.
The third place finish by the Mountain Hawk women is their highest in the championships since finishing in a tie for third at the 2001 championships.
Junior Jen Schappert was Lehigh’s top finisher with a time of 20:54, as the Maryland
native came in second place for the second consecutive season, while senior Rob Hampson came in 13th place to lead the Mountain Hawk men, crossing in a time of 25:01.
In the women’s race, Bucknell was the overall team champion with 42 points, and the Bison were followed by Army, Lehigh, American, Navy, Lafayette, Colgate, and Holy Cross. Behind Schappert for Lehigh was senior Andrea Luebbe in seventh, junior Sarah Seiler in 17th, junior Carolyn House in 22nd, and a trio of freshmen rounding out the Mountain Hawk scoring, Shannon Alejandro (29), Jennifer Filiberto (38) and Katie McClernand (41). Schappert and Luebbe both garnered First-Team All-League honors for their efforts on Saturday.
Senior Keira Carlstrom of American was the overall champion for the third consecutive season, finishing in a time of 20:19, and she was awarded by being named the Runner of the Meet, while Navy’s Justine Whipple finished in third place. Army's Meghan Curran was named the Female Freshman of the Meet, and Bucknell's Kevin Donner received Coach of the Year honors.
In the men’s race, American was the overall champion for the fourth consecutive season, as the Eagles scored 22 points to take the crown. Placing for Lehigh behind Hampson was junior Brendan Glover (14), junior Sean Swift (15), junior Victor Vientos (16), junior Steve Rosinski (27), freshman Daniel DeWitt (37) and senior Tyler Spencer (41). Hampson was named All-League yet again during his stellar career at Lehigh, and joining him on the Second Team was Glover.
Sophomore Steve Hallinan of American was the individual champion, finishing in a time of 24:27, and was named Patriot League Runner of the Meet. Hallinan's teammate Brendan Fennell finished second. Behind American in the men’s race, was Army, Navy, Lehigh and Bucknell rounding out the top-five. Freshman of the Meet went to American's Kevin Tschirhart, while the Eagles Matt Cenrowitcz was named Coach of the Year.
For complete results of the race, click on the one of the links above.
Lehigh returns to action in two weeks when the Mountain Hawks host the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regionals on the Goodman Campus. The men’s 10K race is scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM, and the women’s race is set for a 12:15 start time.
Women’s Team Results
1. Bucknell 42
2. Army 67
3. LEHIGH 77
4. American 102
5. Navy 105
6. Lafayette 132
7. Colgate 152
8. Holy Cross 246
1. American 22
2. Army 71
3. Navy 79
4. LEHIGH 85
5. Bucknell 147
6. Lafayette 165
6. Colgate 165
8. Holy Cross 256