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Thursday, January 27, 2022


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Cross Country

Cross Country

Cross country competes at A-10 championships

The University of Richmond men's and women's cross country teams finished eighth and second, respectively, in the Atlantic 10 conference championship meet at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Va., Saturday. Senior Jill Prentice led the women's team, coming in second place with a time of 17:02.7 over the 5-kilometer (3.1 miles) race.

Cross Country

Cross country teams have strong finishes at season opener

The men's and women's cross country teams began their season with second and third place finishes, respectively, at Friday's Spider Alumni Open at Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Va. Redshirt-senior Jason Skipper led the men's team with a second-place overall finish and a time of 15:05.1.

Track & Field

No reported injured Spiders from marathon explosions

A number of people with University of Richmond track and cross country connections were present either as runners or spectators during Monday's Boston Marathon, where two explosions near the finish line killed at least three and injured hundreds more. The exact number of people with Spider connections is not yet known, but no word of injuries has been reported as of yet, according to Jon Molz, assistant coach for the men's track and cross country programs.

Cross Country

Cross country team underperforms but succeeds individually

The men's and women's cross country season ended with the NCAA Southeast Regional in Charlotte, N.C., where the women's team finished 13th out of 37 teams, and the men's team finished in 21st place out of 34 teams. The women's team didn't do as well as it wanted to in the regional meet, junior Jillian Prentice said.

Track & Field

Men's track athletes not on cross country will remain at UR

Despite the announcement that their team will be eliminated at the end of the 2012-2013 season, the six men who are on the University of Richmond track team, but do not also hold spots on the cross country team, have decided to finish out their education at the university. Even though the majority of the track team members are also members of the cross country team, not all students appear on both rosters.

Cross Country

Cross country teams looking to build on strong start

Despite the graduation of several runners from last season, men's cross country coach Steve Taylor said there was a strong team returning this year, as well as promising new freshmen. The competitiveness and spirit of the team are things to be excited about, Taylor said. "This weekend we beat William and Mary and George Mason," Taylor said.

Cross Country

Spider of the Week: Jill Prentice

Q: What were your expectations before the race? A: Our goal as a team was to defend our title as A-10 champions, but we also knew that there were about five other teams that could give us a good run for our money and that it was going to be an extremely competitive race.

The men's cross country fall 2010 A-10 race. Photo by Collegian staff 
Cross Country

Men's cross country to run in NCAA Championships

The University of Richmond's men's cross country team was ranked 28th in the nation on Tuesday by the Pre-NCAA Championship Division I Coaches' Poll for the first time in team history. The ranking was announced on Tuesday, giving Richmond 46 points as the only team represented in the Atlantic 10 Conference.

Cross Country

Q&A with Matt Llano

Q: When did your love for running begin? A: "My passion began to develop in my junior year in high school when I ran cross country for the first time, and ever since then, it's grown exponentially.