Women's cross country beats Bowdoin; men's race tight

Contact: William Sodoma
Date: September 23, 2006
WATERVILLE, Maine --- Colby College's Karen Prisby (Agawam, Mass.) won the women's race and Dan Vassallo (Wilmington, Mass.) took the men's race for the Mules in dual cross country meets with Bowdoin College on Saturday.

The Colby women took the top five places to record a 15-48 win over the Polar Bears. The Bowdoin men took places three to six in taking a 26-31 victory over the Mules.

Prisby, an All-American last year, had a winning time of 19 minutes, 39 seconds over the five-kilometer course in the women's race. Anna King (Greenland, N.H.) was second in 19:48, first-year runner Amanda Ivey (Oxford, Maine) was third with a 20:06, Kathleen Maynard (Jackson, N.H.) had a 20:14 for fourth and Liz Petit (Grosse Point, Mich.) took fifth in 20:20.

Laura Onderko (Glastonbury, Conn.) was sixth for Bowdoin in 20:24.

Vassallo was dominant in the men's race with a time of 26:37 over five miles. Colby teammate John Swain (Saint Paul, Minn.) took second in 27:07.

Owen McKenna (Amston, Conn.) placed third for Bowdoin with a 27:12 and Nathan Krah (Bradenton, Fla.) took fourth at 27:20.

Women: Colby 15, Bowdoin 48
Individual (5K, top 15 only): 1. Karen Prisby, C, 19:39; 2. Anna King, C, 19:48; 3. Amanda Ivey, C, 20:06; 4. Kathleen Maynard, C, 20:14; 5. Liz Petit, C, 20:20; 6. Laura Onderko, B, 20:24; 7. Devan FitzPatrick, C, 20:39; 8. Kirsten Davis, C, 20:42; 9. Courtney Eustace, B, 20:45; 10. Brianna Tufts, C, 20:49; 11. Hannah Taska, C, 20:55; 12. Kristen Brownell, B, 20:56; 13. Alex Knapp, B, 21:02; 14. Jamie Knight, B, 21:05; 15. Jen MacDowell, C, 21:17

Men: Bowdoin 26, Colby 31
Individual (5 mile, top 15 only): 1. Dan Vassallo, C, 26:37; 2. John Swain, C, 27:07; 3. Owen McKenna, B, 27:12; 4. Nathan Krah, B, 27:20; 5. John Hall, B, 27:28; 6. Thompson Ogilvie, B, 27:28; 7. Jeff Alden, C, 27:35; 8. Tim Katlic, B, 27:42; 9. Tyler Lonsdale, B, 27:48; 10. Jim Hurder, C, 27:55; 11. Michael Collins, C, 28:10; 12. Eric Sofen, B, 28:15; 13. Alex Carpenter, B, 28:19; 14. Jonas Crimm, B, 28:27; 15. Nikolajs Batarags, C, 28:31