ETSU Women's Cross Country finishes fourth at Blue Ridge Open
Christine Ward finished sixth in Friday's Blue Ridge Open
Christine Ward finished sixth in Friday's Blue Ridge Open

Friday, October 15, 2004

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 15, 2004) -The East Tennessee State men's and women's cross country teams competed in the Blue Ridge Open, hosted by Appalachian State, Friday evening from Boone, N.C. The women's squad finished fourth in the event while the Buccaneer men's team placed eighth.

            Texas dominated the men's event, winning the team championship as nine Longhorn runners, led by individual champion Mark Nichol (19.34.20), finished in the top ten places. Appalachian State's Katie Sujkowski (18:25.90) won the women's individual title as the Mountaineers took the women's team crown.

ETSU junior Christine Ward (Candler, N.C.) turned in an excellent performance for the Buccaneer women, placing sixth on the 5,000-meter course in a time of 19:17.20. Senior Jennifer Habbestad (Tampa, Fla.) finished 18th in 19:53.80 while freshman MacKenzie LaBonte (Port Charlotte, Fla.) was the third Buccaneer finisher, crossing the line in 20:03.60 to finish 25th. Sophomore Maggie Hunter (Roanoke, Va.) and seniors Tatiana Arriaran (Cochabamba, Bolivia) and Tiffany Collier (Atlanta, Ga.) rounded out the competition for the Bucs.

Junior Peter Dalton (Dublin, Ireland) led the men's team once again, pacing the Buccaneer men in the four-mile event with a 14th place finish in a time of 20:29.60. Junior Josh Gibson (Johnson City, Tenn.) and a trio of freshmen, James Coggins (Jonesborough, Tenn.), Graham Foster (Greenville, S.C.) and Patrick Loven (Kingsport, Tenn.) also competed for ETSU.

            ETSU cross country returns to action on Oct. 30 as the men's and women's teams compete at the Southern Conference Championships, hosted by Furman University in Greenville, S.C.

 

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 11 Results
VB ETSU 2 Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 11 Western Carolina University 3
MSOC ETSU 0 Greensboro, N.C.
Oct 11 UNC Greensboro 2
MGOLF Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate Jonesborough, Tenn.
Oct 12 2nd of 15
WSOC ETSU 5 Charleston, S.C.
Oct 12 Citadel 3
MSOC Furman 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 15 ETSU 1
MTEN ETSU Nashville, Tenn.
Oct 16 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 2 of 10
WCC Catamount Classic Cullowhee, N.C.
Oct 17 1 of 10
WGOLF Mercedes Benz Collegiate Championship Knoxville, Tenn.
Oct 17 15th of 16
WTEN ETSU
Oct 17 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 17 Results
WSOC VMI 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 7
VB Wofford College 0 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 17 ETSU 3
MGOLF U.S. Collegiate Championship Alpharetta, Ga.
Oct 18 Results
WTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
MTEN ETSU
Oct 18 ITA Ohio Valley Regionals
VB Mercer University 1 Johnson City, Tenn.
Oct 18 ETSU 3