Freshman Stevens and Weir Pace Colonials at Mount St. Mary's
Sept. 4, 2009
EMMITSBURG, MD -
The 2009 George Washington Women's Cross Country team opened their 2009 season on Friday afternoon on the campus of Mount St. Mary's College and ran strong for a fourth place finish among the six competing schools. A pair of freshman paced the Colonials in a race where head coach Brian Beil held out top runner Megan Hogan. Newcomers Heather Stevens and Julia Weir finished 20th and 21st place with very close times of 20:01 and 20:05 respectively.
A third freshman rounded out the top three for the Colonials when Alexandra Smargiassi finished with a time of 20:16 to finish in 23rd place. The women's squad finished fourth out of six schools in the race.
On the men's side, junior Andrew Zahornacky paced the Colonials with a time of 16:03.77, which was good enough for 11th place in the meet and fellow junior Zach Borenstein was right behind with a time of 16:11.94 to finish 15th place.
The Colonials will return to the track on Saturday, Sept. 12 when they head to Annapolis, MD to take part in the Navy Invitational.