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Siena Women Place Fourth in Central Connecticut State Meet
Joan Paul
Joan Paul

Sept. 6, 2003


Joan Paul and Michelle Milton finished 14th and 15th respectively in individual competition, pacing a spirited showing by the Siena women's cross country team in the annual Central Connecticut State meet Saturday afternoon. The Siena women finished fourth in a nine-team field that included regional powers Connecticut, Syracuse and Northeasterm. The men's team ended the day in seventh place.

Paul and Milton completed the course in 19:49 just ahead of Siena's third place finisher Kelsey Hanno who ended in 19th with a time of 19:54. Kim Milton's time of 20:09 was good enough for 26th place, while Kate Luker rounded out the five Siena finishers in 33rd place with a time of 20:24.

The women finished comfortably in fourth place ahead of Holy Cross, Fairfield, Central Connecticut, Southern Connecticut and Hartford.

Pat Gaffney led the Siena men with a respectable 20th place finish, completing the course in 28:51. Sophomore Bryan Knifping was the next best Siena finisher, placing 26th, while Bobby Oerzen and Paul Luthin ended in 35th and 36th. Andrew Knifping rounded out Siena's top-five in 31:04.

Scores: (Women)
1. Uconn 19
2. Syracuse 76
3. Northeastern 81
4. Siena College 107
5. Holy Cross 127
6. Fairfield 153
7. CCSU 175
8. SCSU 196
9. Hartford 260

Scores: (Men)
1. Syracuse 52
1. Holy Cross 52
3. New Haven 61
4. Northeastern 120
5. Fairfield 144
6. CCSU 149
7. Siena College 156
8. Hartford 197



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