Prisby fifth, Swain eighth at NESCAC meet

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: October 28, 2006
NEW LONDON, Conn. --- Karen Prisby finished in fifth place for the Colby College women and John Swain was eighth in the men's race for the Mules at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships on Saturday at Connecticut College.

The Colby women placed fifth out of 11 teams, while the men took 10th place.

Prisby clocked a time of 23 minutes, 16 seconds over the women's 6-kilometer course. Anna King was 20th in 24:22 and Kathleen Maynard placed 22nd for the Mules in 24:24. Liz Petit took 26th place in 24:33 and Amanda Ivey was 41st in 24:58.

Katy O'Brien won the women's race in 22:49 and Amherst was the team champion with a score of 64. Colby had a score of 113.

Swain had a clocking of 26:39 over eight kilometers in his best race of the season for the Colby men. Dan Vassallo took 28th in 27:04, Jeff Alden was 36th with a 27:14 and Jim Hurder was 63rd in 27:57. Colby had a team score of 192, while Williams won the meet with a finish of 30.

NESCAC Cross Country Championships

Men's team scores: 1. Williams 30, 2. Bowdoin 81, 3. Amherst 144, 4. Trinity 148, 5. Wesleyan 156, 6. Middlebury 158, 7. Connecticut College 162, 8. Tufts 171, 9. Bates 172, 10. Colby 102, 11. Hamilton 314

Individual (winner and Colby only): 1. Hunter Norte, Trinity, 26:13; 8. John Swain, 26:39; 28. Dan Vassallo, 27:04; 36. Jeff Alden, 27:14; 63. Jim Hurder, 27:57; 81. Michael Collins, 28:25; 87. John Waller, 28:45; 106. Alex Gill, 29:24; 109. Bob Glotfelty, 29:28; 111. Chris Darrah, 29:30; 121. John Hall, 30:03; 126. Chris Appel, 31:29

Women's team scores: 1. Amherst 64; 2. Tufts 69; 3. Williams 70; 4. Middlebury 71; 5. Colby 113; 6. Connecticut College 184; 7. Bates 209; 8. Wesleyan 219; 9. Bowdoin 228; 10. Hamilton 299; 11. Trinity 320

Individual (winner and Colby only): 1. Katy O'Brien, Tufts, 22:49; 5. Karen Prisby, 23:16; 20. Anna King, 24:22; 22. Kathleen Maynard, 24:24; 26. Liz Petit, 24:33; 41. Amanda Ivey, 24:58; 61. Devan FitzPatrick, 25:24; 69. Brianna Tufts, 25:40; 71. Kirsten Davis, 25:44; 77. Hannah Taska, 25:54; 86. Jen Macdowell, 26:17; 100. Allison Cogbill, 27:02.