Women's cross country bests Bentley as Selig wins race for second straight year

Women's cross country bests Bentley as Selig wins race for second straight year

WALTHAM, Mass. - With a pair of large packs leading the way, the Brandeis University cross country teams defeated cross-town rival Bentley University today. The men, ranked No. 13 in Division III, had a pack of five runners finish before any Falcon, earning a 15-48 victory, while nine Brandeis women ran in a pack to earn a 15-50 victory.

For the women, Brandeis junior Grayce Selig (Narberth, Pa./Springside School) earned the win against Bentley for the second year in a row. She completed the 4,000-meter course in 15:45. She ran in a pack with eight teammates to help the Judges to victory. Finishing with the same time as Selig were junior Marie Lemay (Saco, Maine/Thornton Acad.); sophomore Kate Warwick (Boxborough, Mass./Acton-Boxborough); senior Ally Connolly (Concord, N.H./Concord); sophomore Erin Bisceglia (Durham, Conn./Coginchaug); sisters Alyssa and Beth Pisarik (Chelmsford, Mass./Chelmsford); junior Hannah Lindholm (Madison, Wisc./West); and junior Emily Owen (Syracuse, N.Y./Westhill). The first two Bentley runners crossed the line in 12th and 13th place, as junior Lauren Lesniak (Dracut, Mass./Dracut) finished with a time of 16:05 and sophomore Evelyn Marrero (Amsterdam, N.Y./Amsterdam) had a time of 16:20. Brandeis is ranked No. 9 in New England in Division III, while Bentley is sixth in the East in Division II.

On the men's side, Judge junior Sam Donovan (Newton, Mass./Newton South) picked up the win, covering the 6,000-meter course at Weston High School in 19:54. Classmates Devon Holgate (Cumberland, R.I./Cumberland), Dan Anastos (Peabody, Mass./Peabody Veterans) and Paul Norton (Amherst, Mass./Amherst Regional) and sophomore Chris Brown (No. Chelmsford, MA/Chelmsford) rounded out the winning pack. Senior captain Steve Bergantino (Guilford, Conn./Guilford) was the first Bentley harrier to cross the finish line with a time of 19:56, while senior Andy Watson (New Milford, Conn./New Milford) was 10th in 20:01. Brandeis is ranked No. 13 overall in Division III and third in New England, while Bentley is ranked fifth in the East in Division II.

Bentley v Brandeis Dual Meet @ Weston High School

September 4, 2009

Women (4,000 meters)                      Time

1. Grayce Selig, Brandeis                 15.45

2. Marie Lemay, Brandeis                  15.45

3. Kate Warwick, Brandeis                 15.45

4. Ally Connolly, Brandeis                15.45

5. Erin Bisceglia, Brandeis               15.45

6. Alyssa Pisarik, Brandeis               15.45

7. Beth Pisarik, Brandeis                 15.45

8. Hannah Lindholm, Brandeis              15.45

9. Emily Owen, Brandeis                   15.45

10. Jess Girard, Brandeis                 15.49

11. Julia Alpaio, Brandeis                15.49

12. Lauren Lesniak, Bentley               16.05

13. Evelyn Marrero, Bentley               16.20

14. Molly Shanley, Brandeis               16.33

15. Rachel Graham, Bentley                16.42

16. Madeline McDonnell, Bentley           17.04

19. Barbara Powell, Bentley               17.19

20. Brittany Roderman, Bentley            19.55


Team Score: Brandeis 15, Bentley 50