#22 Stonehill Finishes 31st At Paul Short Invitational

Sophomore Nicole Borofski paced Stonehill today at the Paul Short Invitational with her personal best time of 21:46, good for 105th overall.

Sophomore Nicole Borofski places 105th in personal best time of 21:46

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (October 4, 2014) – The Stonehill College women's cross country team, ranked 22nd in the latest U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Division II poll, and ranked first in the East Region, returned to action today with a 31st place finish at the Paul Short Collegiate Invitational, hosted by Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Stonehill received personal best performances from each of its top five finishers today, led by sophomore Nicole Borofski (Plymouth, Massachusetts/Plymouth North). The 2013 Northeast-10 Conference Rookie of the Year placed 105th overall in 21:46, topping her previous personal best of 23:06 set at last year's NE-10 Championship.

Classmate Aisha McAdams (North Kingstown, Rhode Island/North Kingstown) finished 158th, completing the six-kilometer course in 22:12 to improve on her career best time of 23:44 from last season's DII/DIII Challenge, while freshman Emily Knox (Worcester, Massachusetts/Notre Dame Academy) earned a 22:21 mark, good for 186th overall.

Seniors Erin Rielly (Burlington, Massachusetts/Burlington) and Emily Anderson (Manchester, Connecticut/Manchester) finished 190th and 191st, respectively, just one second apart. Rielly clocked in at 22:23 and Anderson followed right behind in 22:24.

Sophomore Alexandra Buonfiglio (Lynnfield, Massachusetts/Lynnfield) crossed the finish line 202nd with a time of 22:29, while senior Brianna Venturo (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle & Cassidy) finished 241st in 22:48.

Stonehill's final participant in the gold race, Brittany Venturo (Taunton, Massachusetts/Coyle & Cassidy), placed 283rd overall with a time of 23:19.

Competing in a field of primarily Division I and top Division II programs, Stonehill finished 31st out of 38 teams today with 770 points. The University of Guelph finished first with 48 points, followed by Georgetown University (127 points) and Florida State University (145 points). Florida State senior Colleen Quigley won the individual title with a time of 19:49.

Freshman Julie Schultz (Billerica, Massachusetts/Billerica) led five Stonehill entries in the open race with her 93rd place finish in 23:25. Classmate Kiera Murray (Falmouth, Maine/Cheverus) placed 106th in 23:41, and junior Molly Hellman (Rumson, New Jersey/Rumson-Fair Haven Regional) earned a time of 23:56, good for 127th overall.

Stonehill's final two participants, freshmen Abby Hersom (Rockland, Maine/Oceanside) and Madison McGlone (Bellmore, New York/John F. Kennedy) finished 199th and 211th, respectively, with times of 24:52 and 25:06.

Stonehill will be back in action next Saturday at the New England Championships, which will be held at Franklin Park in Dorchester, Massachusetts.

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