STONY BROOK, NY (August 31, 2013) - The Sacred Heart women's cross country team opened their 2013 season Saturday afternoon running in the Stony Brook Invitational. The Pioneers finished third in a five team field running a 4k course on the SBU campus.
SHU finished with 53 total points and had a pair of top-10 finishers. The Pioneer had all of their top-five runners place in the top-20 on Saturday. Leading the way was SHU senior Brianna Castrogivanni (Commack, NY) who finished in fourth place in a 68 runner field, clocking in at 14:51.61.
Junior Elizabeth Hutchins (Pawcatuck, CT) finished in eighth place overall recording a time of 16:00.50. Running in her first collegiate race, freshman Jennifer Hahne (Madison, CT) took home 12th place with a clocking of 16:07.34.
Rounding out the Pioneers' top-five finsihers was sophomore Jennifer Hickey (South Easton, MA) in 13th with a time of 16:12 and hjunior Emma Bolduc (Peterborough, NH) in 16th at 16:28.31.
The Pioneers will face some Northeast Conference competition next week when they take part in the Bryant University Invitational.