2006 America East Cross Country results
Orono, Maine—The UMBC men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in the 2006 America East Conference cross country championships in wet, chilly conditions at the University of Maine. The men’s team, a surprise winner of the title at Binghamton University last season, placed sixth amongst the nine league squads, while the women came in eighth.
Behind a conference-best five top-20 finishers, the UNH men (58 points) narrowly outpaced Stony Brook University (61), host University of Maine (62) and Boston U. (70). University of Vermont (154), UMBC (175) and University at Albany (178) finished fifth through seventh, respectively, while Binghamton University (183) and University of Hartford (269) rounded out the nine-team field.
For UMBC, the meet was highlighted by the efforts of sophomore Anthony Kelhower, (Mt. Laurel, N.J.) who finished ninth in the 8K race in a time of 25:08.60, earning All Conference honors. Another Retrieve did not cross the line until senior Blake Davis (Falmouth, Maine) came across in 29th position in a time of 25:57.70. Davis’ brother, the host school’s Kirby Davis, won the event for the second consecutive year in a time of 24:30.40.
UMBC’s next three finishers were senior Shawn Shokry (46th, 26:32.80), senior J.J. Wetzel (47th, 26:33.0) and freshman Matt Cowhey (52nd, 26:32.50).
On the women’s side, the Boston University Terriers continued their dominance of the America East Championship as they have now won 15 of the conference’s 18 league titles, including 10 of the last 11. Boston U.’s 47 points was well ahead of runner-up New Hampshire (77). Stony Brook (89), Vermont (110), Binghamton (134) and Maine (140) earned third- through sixth-place finishes, while Albany (152), UMBC (198) and Hartford (257) rounded out the nine-team event.
UMBC was led by senior Kathleen Galan, who finished in 31st place in a time of 18:42.90. Freshman Susan Gabriel was 36th (18:59.60), followed by junior Tawny Barin (46th, 19:25.90), senior Morgan Little (47th, 19:28.20) and freshman Mairin Leahy (54th, 19:50.0).