Shauneen Garrihan '07
Senior All-America co-captain Shauneen Garrahan (left) placed second individually to pace Amherst.

Both Teams Place Second at Tufts Invite

September 25, 2006

MEDFORD, MA – Senior All-America co-captain Shauneen Garrahan (Fairfax Station, VA) captured second place individually to lead the Amherst College women’s cross country team to a second-place finish at the Tufts University Invitational on Saturday.  The Amherst men, led by sophomore Harrison Lakehomer (Eugene, OR), placed second as well. 

On the women’s side, junior Heather Wilson (Danvers, MA), first-year Sophia Galleher (Denver, CO) and sophomore Elise Tropiano (Plainview, NY), finished sixth, seventh and ninth, respectively. Junior Laura Mortimer (Jackson, MS) crossed the line 10th, while sophomore Caitlin McDermott-Murphy (Newton, MA) and first-year Rachel Cameron (Grand Rapids, MI) followed closely in 11th and 14th.

On the men’s side, Lakehomer raced to a third-place showing, only 20 seconds behind meet champion Steve Monsulick of Bates College.  Sophomore Daniel Murner (Crestwood, KY) and junior Tomas  Morrissey (Astoria, OR) followed just seconds behind Murner, nabbing fourth and fifth, respectively.  Junior Mike Harbus (New York, NY), senior Cooper Knowlton (Montclair, NJ), sophomore Peter Foote (Shelburne, VT) and senior Robert Boley (Mount Pleasant, MI) rounded out the top seven for the men.

Both squads return to action Saturday, Oct. 7 at the New England Open in Boston.

MEN’S TEAM SCORES
1.Tufts – 35
2. Amherst – 36
3. Bates – 51
4. Fitchburg State – 120

WOMEN’S TEAM SCORES
1. Tufts – 29
2. Amherst – 34
3. Bates – 74
4. Fitchburg State – 120

AMHERST MEN INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
3.    Harrison Lakehomer – 26:31
4.    Daniel Murner – 26:36
5.    Tomas Morrisey – 26:45
12.  Mike Harbus – 27:12
14.  Cooper Knowlton – 27:23
15.  Peter Foote – 27:27
18.  Robert Boley – 27:34
20.  Eric Holaday – 27:38
21.  Rich Wilson – 27:46
23.  William Bell – 27:58
26.  Nate Freese – 28:08
27.  Tom Anderson – 28:16
29.  Jimmy Swanson  – 28:19
32.  John Babbott – 28:41

AMHERST WOMEN INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
2.  Shauneen Garrahan – 22:13
6.  Heather Wilson – 22:54
7.  Sophia Galleher – 23:06
9.  Elise Tropiano – 23:13
10.  Laura Mortimer – 23:32
11.  Caitlin McDermott-Murphy – 23:33
14.  Rachel Cameron – 23:36
21.  Liz Dalton – 23:55
24.  Zandra Walton – 24:13
31.  Nicole Green – 25:15
32.  Catherine Knuff – 25:16