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Emerson Wins 2009 Women's GNAC Cross Country Championship

Nashua, NH – 60 degrees with a bit of a wind, but it was a great day for a run as 12 GNAC schools gathered on the campus of Rivier College to partake in the 2009 GNAC Cross Country Championship Race.

The women’s race got started at 11:00 AM with 88 runners in the starting box. 86 were able finish the race with Emerson’s Caprice Cappucci taking the top spot with a time of 20:52.04. Emerson crossed three runners in the top five spots to help take home the 2009 team title with a total of 48 points. Johnson and Wales took second with 56 points.

Caprice Cappucci earned the GNAC Runner of the Year for taking the top spot as well as the GNAC Rookie of the Year for being the top freshman.

Team Results - Women

1 Emerson College 48 1 2 5 17 23 26 38

Total Time: 1:49:31.21

Average: 21:54.25

2 Johnson & Wales University 56 3 8 9 15 21 40

Total Time: 1:50:58.90

Average: 22:11.78

3 Emmanuel College 96 11 13 20 24 28 30 34

Total Time: 1:54:51.09

Average: 22:58.22

4 St. Joseph's College (Me) 101 6 14 18 31 32 41 46

Total Time: 1:56:08.50

Average: 23:13.70

5 Lasell College 127 12 19 27 33 36 37 55

Total Time: 1:58:20.30

Average: 23:40.06

6 Norwich University 130 4 16 29 39 42 44 50

Total Time: 1:58:56.58

Average: 23:47.32

7 St. Joseph College (Ct) 204 7 43 47 53 54 62 63

Total Time: 2:12:53.92

Average: 26:34.79

8 Rivier College 213 22 35 48 51 57 59

Total Time: 2:14:33.42

Average: 26:54.69

9 Albertus Magnus College 229 10 45 56 58 60 61

Total Time: 2:24:23.03

Average: 28:52.61

10 Mount Ida College 255 25 49 52 64 65

Total Time: 2:34:02.05

Average: 30:48.41


2009 GNAC Women’s All Conference Team


1 Cappucci, Caprice FR Emerson College 20:52.04 1
2 Viglienzoni, Cat JR Emerson College 20:53.30 2
3 Wessman, Alexandra SR Johnson & Wales 21:09.42 3
4 Clark, Mallory FR Norwich University 21:40.27 4
5 Filek-Gibson, Dana GR Emerson College 21:43.24 5
6 Murphy, Katie JR St. Joseph's (Me 21:55.87 6
7 Debella, Ashley SR St. Joseph (Ct) 22:03.37 7
8 Panny, Lindsay SO Johnson & Wales 22:07.67 8
9 Charbonneau, Amanda SR Johnson & Wales 22:08.13 9
10 Darin, Alisha SO Albertus 22:13.61 10

Courtesy: Rivier College Athletic Communications