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DePaul Comes Up Short of its Goal at BIG EAST Cross Country Championships
Jackie Kasal led the way for DePaul Friday at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships.

Jackie Kasal led the way for DePaul Friday at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships.

Oct. 26, 2012

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BRONX, N.Y. - DePaul came up a little short of its goal Friday at the BIG EAST Cross Country Championships.

The Blue Demon men's team was hoping to equal or better its best BIG EAST Championships finish of ninth place and came in 10th in the 14-team race at Van Cortlandt Park.

Syracuse won the 8K men's race with a score of 37 while Georgetown was second at 67 and Notre Dame third at 70.

As he has all season, Eddie McDaniel paced the men's team by coming in 44th in a time of 24:37.20. Herald Alvarez was second for the Blue Demons at No. 62 in the race followed by Ian Sanchez (73rd), Andrew Diehn (77th) and Zak Koronkiewicz (82nd).

"Eddie really put himself in a good position in the race," said DePaul assistant cross country coach Leah Bohr. "He didn't do exactly what he wanted, but he put himself in a good position to do well next year with a top-45 finish.

"Herald also ran well coming in 62nd overall and second on our team while improving quite a bit on his BIG EAST performance from last year.

"Ian Sanchez and Andrew Diehn stepped up when their team needed them. Tenth place is not what we were looking for as a team. Both eighth and ninth were up for grabs, but we couldn't close on it."

The men's individual winner was Martin Hehir of Syracuse in a time of 24:37.20.

In the women's 6K race, Jackie Kasal once again led the Blue Demons by coming in 59th. Taylor Hynes (77th) was second on the team followed by Hannah Pulliam (91st), Molly Shiroishi (95th) and Danielle Hernando (96th).

The women's team finished last in the 15-team race that was won by Georgetown, which ended Villanova's three-year reign as BIG EAST champion. Emily Liberi of Villanova was the individual champion in a time of 20:45.33.

DePaul returns to action on Nov. 9th competing at the NCAA Midwest Regional in Springfield, Mo.