FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

October 17, 2009

 

RICHER PLACES FIRST; LEADS RIC TO,
23-33, WIN AT EASTERN CONNECTICUT

Mansfield, CT—Sophomore Brittany Richer (Woonsocket, RI) placed first overall (17 runners) to lead the Rhode Island College women’s cross country team to a 23-33 win over host Eastern Connecticut at a dual race held at Mansfield Hollow State Park.

 

 

 Sophomore Brittany Richer

 

Richer posted a time of 21:19 to lead the field. Junior Katie Desrosiers (Warwick, RI) placed third with a time of 22:19. Junior Heather Feeney (Warwick, RI) placed fifth with a time 23:03. Junior Jamie Nunes (Lincoln. RI) placed sixth with a time of 23:15. Junior captain Nicole Poirier (Concord, NH) placed eighth with a time of 23:29. Junior Lindsey Brisson (Coventry, RI) placed 10th with a time of 23:52.

 

Freshman Bianca Jones-Pearson (Barrington, RI) placed 12th with a time of 24:04. Sophomore Justyna Barlow (Foster, RI) placed 13th with a time of 24:36..

 

COMPLETE RACE RESULTS (5,000m):

1. Brittany Richer ® 21:19; 2. Amanda Quinones (E) 21:39; 3. Katie Desrosiers ® 22:19; 4. Cora Gingras (E) 22:55; 5. Heather Feeney ® 23:03; 6. Jamie Nunes ® 23:15; 7. Becky Knapp (E) 23:23; 8. Nicole Poirier (R) 23:29; 9. Eileen Benway (E) 23:37; 10. Lindsey Brisson ® 23:52; 11. Alexis Cavanaugh (E) 23:59; 12. Bianca Jones-Pearson ® 24:04; 13. Justyna Barlow ® 24:36; 14. Amanda Ericson (E) 24:45; 14. Denica Gagnon (E) 25:15; 15. Melissa Healy (E) 25:34; 16. Brittany Miskell (E) 26:32; 17. Megan Frost (E) 26:32.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will compete at the Alliance Championships on Saturday, Oct. 31.

 

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