Nov. 22, 2009
BRONX, N.Y. - The Sacred Heart cross country teams wrapped-up the 2009 season running at the ECAC / IC4A Championships. The Pioneer women finished fifth overall while the men took 15th, both running in the University Division race. Sacred Heart's Kimberly DeLoreto (Hillsdale, NJ) wrapped up a stellar fall with a third place finish to earn All-East honors.
DeLoreto clocked in at 17:39.2 to earn her sixth top-five finish this fall and seventh of her career. She became the first Sacred Heart athlete to earn All-New England, All-Northeast Conference and All-East honors twice in her career, matching the feat set during her freshman year in 2007. Katie Wrinkle (2003), Katie Duffy (2005), and Kathleen Henry (2006) each achieved the milestone one time in their careers. DeLoreto is also the only SHU athlete to run under 18 minutes in three straight 5K races, not counting the NCAA Regionals, a 6000 meter race.
The Pioneers totalled 188 points to take fifth place overall.
Senior Sarah Tencza (Succasunna, NJ) finished 44th overall with a time of 19:21.6 on the Van Cortlandt Park course. Sophomore Sara Pollock (Sandy Hook, CT) was right on her heels in 46th with a time of 19:22.9. Freshman Alyssa Selmquist (Northford, CT), junior Samantha Troy (Lebanon, CT), sophomore Johanna Acosta (Hartford, CT) and sophomore Brigid Paddock (Stony Brook, NY) rounded out the SHU top-seven and also recorded sub 20 minute races.
Selmquist finished 48th (19:27.4), Troy took 55th (19:34.3), Acosta was 67th (19:44.9) and Paddock finished 73rd (19:51.9).
On the men's side, SHU finished with 372 points for 15th in a 24 team field. Freshman Kent Harlow (Burnt Hills, NY) was the Pioners top finisher with a 27:18.2 clocking for 54th overall.
Rounding out the SHU top seven was senior Matthew Chorney (Bristol, NH) in 75th (27:34.1), freshman Colin Seidl (Cochecton, NY) in 119th (28:20.2), freshman Timothy Calcagni (Bradford, RI) in 132nd (28:38.3) and senior Matthew Miller (Blauvelt, NY) in 166th (29:35.0).