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September 28, 2007
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Around the Horn

Men finish 9th at Purple Valley

The Crusaders traveled to Williams College for the Purple Valley Classic on Sept. 22.

The men ran against four schools that are ranked in the top 10 in their respective regions and one Division I school -- Dartmouth. Using a split squad format (8K and 5K), the men placed 9th out of 11 schools.

On what turned out to be a hot day, sophomore Paul Thistle led the way for the Crusaders over the challenging course with a 23rd place finish and a time of 27:10. Senior Joe Ramsey was the next Crusader in 50th place and a time of 28:11.

Rounding out the scoring positions for the Crusaders were, senior Jentre Deibler (29:17), junior JJ Brooks (29:25) and freshman Mike Harahan (29:40). Freshman Luke Trama also competed for the Crusaders, finishing in 31:10. Freshman Chad Hoggle (19:20), senior Eric Johnson (20:32) and freshman Glen Staples (21:19) were the other Crusaders in the 5K.

Women rank 8th at Williams

Running a split squad (6K and 5K), the women placed 8th out of 9 schools at the Purple Valley Classic at Williams College. The women competed against four schools that were ranked in the NCAA Division III preseason poll -- Amherst, 1st; Williams, 4th; SUNY Plattsburg, 20th; and Middlebury, 24th -- and one Division I school -- Dartmouth.

On an unusually warm day for late September in Massachusetts and on a hilly course, freshman Alycia Woodruff led the way with a time of 24:07 and 31st overall finish in her first collegiate 6K. Junior Laura Gausmann was the next Crusader in 56th place and a new personal best time for the 6K of 25:17. Sophomore Caitlin Pflaum also set a new personal best with her 26:41 and 78th place finish. Senior Sara Jagielski (27:24) and freshman Sarah Spearing (27:32) rounded out the scoring positions for the women's team. Krissie Goulart (28:07) and senior Kat Bell (28:22) ran the 6k as well.

The Crusaders ran three freshmen in the 5K race. Freshman Karissa Leary , who finished second for the Crusaders at Lebanon Valley, led the way with a 16th place finish in a time if 21:34. Freshman Jess Bellizio (23:54) and freshman Katie Grap (24:21) finished 40th and 47th respectively in the 5K.

This week at Susquehanna

Field hockey: Sat. vs. Goucher, 1 p.m.

Men's soccer: Tues. vs. Franklin & Marshall, 7 p.m.

Women's soccer: Wed. vs. Wilkes, 7 p.m.

Volleyball: Wed. vs. Eastern, 7:30 p.m.

Football: Sat. vs. RPI, 1:30 p.m.

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