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XU cross country regional results vary

By Lauren Vaughan
On November 17, 2011

The cross country team competed in the Atlantic 10 Championship in Charlotte, N.C. this past weekend where the women placed seventh and the men placed eighth.

Sophomore Tom Ohlman and senior Keith Albrektson both earned All-Conference honors for the men's division, marking the first time in Xavier men's cross country history that two runners received the honor.

Ohlman placed 10th with a time of 24:52 and Albrekston followed in 15th at 25:01.

The men's eighth place finish in the 8000 meter race came with their 181 points, five points behind the seventh-place team.

The next finisher for the Musketeers was junior Ben Foley, who was 37th overall, at 25:41.

Junior Matt Coniglio placed 51th, at 25:57. Freshmen Corey Zielinski and Connor Buchholtz came in together for 85th and 86th with times of 26:42 and 26:43, respectively.

The race saw a total of 124 competitors.

The women's team, which came in 10th last year, finished 7th this year with 178 points.

Senior Caylin Howell finished first for the Musketeers and 29th overall with her time of 18:24 in the 5000 meter women's race. Junior Rachel Clark ran 18:31 and finished 33rd overall.

Sophomore Ashley Vincent followed with her time of 18:38 and was 35th overall out of the 128 competitors in the women's race.

Sophomores Abby Fischer with her time of 18:39, Anna Ahlrichs' 18:46 and Clare Fischer's 18:50 finished up the top six for Xavier.

Freshmen Audrey Ramos and Chelsea Hoffmaster placed 49th and 62nd respectively with times of 18:56 and 19:03.

Juniors Calesse Cardosi and Kaitlin Price were 75th and 82nd respectively and finished out the runners for the Musketeers.

The A-10 Championship title went to La Salle in both the men's and women's races.

The top runner from the men was Alfredo Santana from La Salle with his time of 24:18, and it was Jill Prentice of Richmond who finished first for the women's race with her time of 17:13.

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