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Tomas Morrissey '08
First-year Tomas Morrissey finished the 8K race on Friday in 26:22, good for 83rd overall.

Amherst Women's Cross Country 17th at New England Championships, Men 19th

October 11, 2004

BOSTON, MA - The Amherst College womenís and menís cross country teams captured 17th and 19th place, respectively, at the New England Championships, held at Franklin Park in Boston on Friday. Sophomore All-America Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) paced the women in the 5K race, finishing 15th overall with a time of 18:22, while senior Matt Katz (Tallahassee, FL) led the men in the 8K race with a 47th-place finish in 25:49.

Competing without the services of All-America senior Carter Hamill (Richmond, VA), the women still excelled in the field of 45 teams and over 300 harriers as first-year Kim Partee (Brentwood, TN) backed up Garrahanís outstanding race with a 32nd-place finish, just 26 seconds behind Garrahan. Junior Ginger Polich (Ironwood, MI) ran a 19:40, good for 106th, while first-years Katie Moravec (Chico, CA) and Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA) rounded out the Jeffs scoring in 122nd and 197th, respectively. Senior co-captain Ali Rodriguez (Albany, NY) finished just one second behind Wilson at 20:53.

The menís field was equally competitive with 48 teams and 315 runners in attendance. Senior Dave Molina (Cleveland, OH) and rookie Tomas Morrissey (Astoria, OR) followed Katz closely, finishing 61st and 83rd with times of 26:02 and 26:22, respectively. Sophomores Richard Wilson (Columbus, OH) crossed the line in 27:16, good for 147th, while classmate John Babbott (Ojai, CA) finished in 155th. Fellow sophomores Fraser Kitchell (Seattle, WA) and Cooper Knowlton (Montclair, NJ) were impressive as well, running times of 28:46 and 29:09, respectively.

Amherst returns to action next Saturday, October 23, at 12:30 p.m. at the Little Three Championships, hosted by Wesleyan University.

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