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Senior Katie Harman placed second at the CAA ChampionshipsCourtesy: Photography/JMU Athletics Communications
Cross Country Places Second at CAA Championships
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/27/2012
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The James Madison cross country team finished second at the Colonial Athletic Association championships on Saturday morning in Williamsburg, Va. and featured three Dukes crossing the line in the top 10 of the 82 runners who competed.  JMU was just eight points behind the champion William and Mary squad.

JMU completed the six-kilometer race with 36 points thanks to five top-15 finishes.  The Tribe tallied 28 points, with all of their points coming from top-10 finishes.

Katie Harman (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) paced the Dukes, completing the course in a season-best 20:57.6 for a second-place finish.  Senior Katie Gorman (Lafayette Hill, Pa./Plymouth-Whitemarsh) turned in a fourth-place showing with a season-best time of 21:07.2 and senior Stacey Nobles (Virginia Beach, Va./Ocean Lakes) placed sixth just 10 seconds later.  All three seniors were named to the All-CAA team.

Competing in her first collegiate championship meet, freshman
Jenna Flickinger (Hummelstown, Pa./Lower Dauphin) also made the All-CAA squad when she placed 11th in the meet with a career-best 6k-time of 21:44.7.  Sophomore Kristen Landry (Boonton Township, N.J.) rounded out the scoring-runners for JMU with a 13th-place finish 22:06.2, a season-best run for a 6k.

The Dukes will next head to Charlotte, N.C., for the NCAA Southeast Regionals.  They are set to begin racing at noon on Friday, Nov. 9.

Team Finishes

1. William & Mary            28 points
2. James Madison          36 points
3. Delaware                     98 points

4. George Mason             117 points
5. Towson                        150 points
6. UNCW                         157 points
7. Hofstra                         210 points
8. Northeastern                 216 points

Top 10 Finishes

1. Elaina Balouris, William & Mary              20:32.1
2. Katie Harman, James Madison            20:57.6
3. Emily Stites, William & Mary                  21:01.4

4. Katie Gorman, James Madison            21:07.2
5. Bethany Sachtleben, George Mason        21:11.2

6. Stacey Nobles, James Madison           21:17.6
7. Jess Cygan, William & Mary                   21:17.9

8. Lanie Smith, William & Mary                   21:32.2
9. Clarissa Schick, William & Mary             21:39.8
10. Michelle Britto, William & Mary             21:41.6

JMU Finishes

2. Katie Harman, senior (All-CAA)                  20:57.6
4. Katie Gorman, senior (All-CAA)                  21:07.2
6. Stacey Nobles, senior (All-CAA)                 21:17.6
11. Jenna Flickinger, freshman (All-CAA)         21:44.7
13. Kristen Landry, sophomore                      22:06.2
15. Annie Reiner, senior                                22:11.9
23. Rachel Hagen, sophomore                      22:32.6
32. Kelsey Seymour, senior                          23:03.7
36. Erin Lopresti, junior                                 23:15.7
39. Kathleen Stewart, freshman                     23:24.4
40. Kelsey Langton, sophomore                    23:29.8
55. Jacki Ferrance, senior                             24:01.0

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