Quinnipiac Women's Cross Country Announces 2015 Schedule

Quinnipiac Women's Cross Country Announces 2015 Schedule

HAMDEN, Connecticut – Quinnipiac University women's cross country head coach Carolyn Matin has announced the Bobcats' 2015 schedule. Quinnipiac's schedule consists of five meets leading up to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship on Oct. 31.

"We do have quite talented young teams and I really do think both teams are going to be able to do extremely well," Martin said. "I think we have a really high chance at placing well at the regional championships and we have some big goals for both teams."

Quinnipiac will open the year at the Stony Brook Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 5. Last season, the Bobcats placed 3rd out of five teams in the event with then-freshmen Emily Wolff (Highlands Ranch, Colorado) and Kaleigh Roberts (Higganum, Connecticut) placing 7th and 8th, respectively.

Quinnipiac follows its season-opener with a first-time appearance at the Rider Invitational from Rosedale Park in Pennington, New Jersey. The meet is an important one for the Bobcats as the team will be getting their first glimpse at the site of the course which will host the 2015 MAAC Championship in late October.

The Bobcats travel to Lehigh University for the annual Paul Short Invitational on Oct. 2. Last year, the women finished the Golf 6K run in 23rd place out of 38 teams, with Niamh Ashe (East Islip, New York) posting a team-high 53rd place finish.

Saturday, Oct. 10 sees Quinnipiac heading to Franklin Park in Boston for the New England Championships. Last season proved successful for Martin's Bobcats as the women finished 8th out of 38 teams at the annual regional championship. Tracy Campbell (Wall Township, New Jersey) broke out with a team-leading 23rd place finish, marking the first time in her three years as a Bobcat wherein she placed first on the team.

The Bobcats wrap-up the regular season at the Central Connecticut State University Mini Meet at Stanley Quarter Park in New Britain, Connecticut on Friday, Oct. 23. Last year, Quinnipiac placed 7th out of 20 teams at the event.

Quinnipiac will compete in its third MAAC Championship from Rosedale Park on Saturday, Oct. 31. Last season, the women's program placed 2nd in the 11-team field for the second consecutive season. Five Bobcats placed in the Top 21 overall, highlighted by Ashe's 6th place finish and Roberts' 13th place result as the pairing each earned All-MAAC honors.

The NCAA Northeast Regional returns to Van Cortlandt Park on Friday, Nov. 13 as the Bobcats look to better their 17th place finish out of 40 teams at the 2014 NCAA Regional. In 2014, all seven Bobcats placed in the Top 200 as the 17th place finish is the best finish for Quinnipiac at an NCAA Regional since placing 13th at the 2009 event.

Date  Opponent/ Site Time
Saturday, Sept. 5 Stony Brook Invitational - Stony Brook, NY 12:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 19 Rider Invitational - Rosedale Park, Pennington, N.J. 12:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 2 Paul Short Invitational - Lehigh, Pa. 12:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 10 New England Championships - Franklin Park, Boston, Mass. 12:00 PM
Friday, Oct. 23 CCSU Mini Meet - Stanley Quarter Park, New Britain, Conn. 12:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 31 MAAC Championships - Rosedale Park, Pennington, N.J. 12:00 PM
Friday, Nov. 13 NCAA Regional Championships - Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx, N.Y. 12:00 PM
Saturday, Nov. 21 NCAA National Championship - E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park, Louisville, Ky. 12:00 PM


Contact: Maxx McNall; maxx.mcnall@quinnipiac.edu