DiCicco Takes Tenth At UMass Invitatational

DiCicco Takes Tenth At UMass Invitatational

UMass Minuteman XC Invitational

September 10th, 2016

Women's Highlights:

 -Freshman Jody DiCicco was the first SHU finisher, nabbing a 10th place finish in a personal best of 18:11. Her performance is the second fastest freshman time in the history of the program, behind Junior Tara Connelly's 18:06 which was run on the same course in 2014.

- The next SHU finisher was Senior Meghan Hutch, who finished in 18:44, which is 29 seconds faster than the time she ran on the course back in 2014.

- Sophomore Emma Cary ran a personal best of 18:56, finishing as the third SHU woman.

- Freshman Jacqueline Thorne was the fourth Sacred Heart runner to cross the line. Her time of 18:58 is the 13th fastest freshman time in program history.

Lindsey Lucas made her first debut in the top 5, running a personal best time by 43 seconds of 18:59. She bested her 2014 performance on this course by 1:18 seconds.

- Rounding out the top seven was Kate Svensen (19:15) who ran a 1:35 faster than her last time on this course, and Kelly Quinn, who finished in 19:26.


*Other notable performances:

Sarah Bent (20:00) shaved 2:11 off her 2014 performance on this course

Caroline Conte (20:19) ran a new personal best

Lindsay Arcuri (20:26) shaved 1:18 off her last performance on this course

 Men's Highlights:
 - University of Virginia transfer Connor Rog placed 2nd overall in the men's 6k race, running 19:03.

- Rookie Joshua Hadity was the second finisher for Sacred Heart, placing 19th overall and finishing in 19:44.

- After sitting out the season opener at St. Francis last week, Junior Trevor Guerrera made his season debut, finishing as the third man for the Pioneers in 19:58.

- Junior Andrew Handfield was the fourth man, coming across the line in 20:11, which is 57 seconds better than the time he ran on the course back in 2014.

- Freshman Gilmar Barrios was SHU's fifth man, crossing the line in 20:19.

- Freshman Carl Fortna (20:50) and sophomore Sean Kildare (20:55) rounded out the men's top 7.