Nicolas Fransham Paces Mount Cross Country Teams with Top 10 Finish at Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals

Nicolas Fransham Paces Mount Cross Country Teams with Top 10 Finish at Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals

COMPLETE RESULTS

Emmitsburg, Md. (September 1, 2017)--Nicolas Fransham finished in 10th place to pace the Mount St. Mary's cross country teams in the season-opening Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals held on campus on Friday afternoon.  Clarke Hooper was the top finisher for the women's team.  The meet was scored in a dual-scoring format with each school receiving a dual-meet score against each of the other opponents.

On the men's side, American took home first place with a perfect 4-0 record at the meet, followed by George Washington (3-1), UMBC (2-2), the Mount (1-3) and Franklin Pierce (0-4).  American's Benjamin Doiron took home first place at the meet, finishing the five-kilometer course in a time of 15:16.55.  It is the eighth consecutive year that a runner from American has won the meet.

Fransham, who earned All-Northeast Conference honors last season, led the Mount with a 10th-place finish, completing the course in a time of 15:41.79.  Freshman Isaac Kole had a strong debut for the Mount, finishing 15th overall with a time of 15:51.49.  Chris Evans finished 25th (16:15.14), Mitchel Wileczek 32nd (16:26.04) and Benjamin Finnigan 39th (16:31.74) to round out the Mount's top five runners.

For the women, Navy captured first place with a 6-0 record.  It is the sixth time in the 13-year history of the Mount St. Mary's 5K Duals that the Midshipmen have finished in first place.  George Washington and American tied for second with a 4-1-1 record, followed by Maryland (3-3), UMBC (2-4), Franklin Pierce (1-5) and Mount St. Mary's (0-6).  Navy's Claire Ostrowski garnered individual honors by finishing the five-kilometer course in a time of 17:57.91.

 

Hooper was the Mount's top finisher for the women, finishing 58th with a time of 20:00.73.  Ashleigh Kocher (63rd, 20:12.16), Alexandra Kay (67th, 20:27.20), Adria Pirozzi (70th, 20:38.38) and Hailey Johnson (77th, 21:47.52) rounded out the top five for the Mountaineers.

The Mountaineers return to action at the Notre Dame National Catholic Cross Country Invitational on September 15.