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Terp Men, Women Place Third at Mason
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 10/04/2008

Oct. 4, 2008

FAIRFAX, Va. - Greg Kelsey and Erin Matyus each finished fifth individually in the men's and women's races, leading the University of Maryland to mirror-image third-place team finishes Saturday at the George Mason Invitational at Bull Run Park.

Kelsey covered the men's 8-kilometer course in 24:57, finishing just 17 seconds behind Emil Heineking of Virginia. Alex Lundy, who won the first two events of the year for the Terrapin men, was ninth overall in 25:06.

As a team, the Terrapins were third with 85 points. Virginia nearly pulled off a perfect score, but finished with 19 points, placing six runners in the top eight. Columbia was second with 50 points, while host George Mason was behind the Terps in fourth with 121.

Also for the Maryland men, Mike Cator was 15th overall in 25:20, Drew Abernathy was 34th in 26:11 and Kevin Gahr was the final scorer in 36th at 26:16.

Matyus went 21:59 over the women's 6K course to get her fifth-place individual finish. The Terps also got a top-10 finish from Kristin Reed, who was seventh in 22:02. Kylynn McKinley (27th, 23:01), Andrea Rothschild (30th, 23:13) and Ashley Cromartie (32nd, 23:19) also scored for Maryland.

Virginia also won the women's team scoring with 30 points, with Columbia in second at 41 and Maryland in third at 92. Northeastern was behind the Terps with 127.

Maryland travels in two weeks to the Princeton Invitational to preview the course for the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional in mid-November.

WOMEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
1. Virginia 30; 2. Columbia 41; 3. Maryland 92; 4. Northeastern 127; 5. UNC Wilmington 178; 6. UNC Greensboro 224; 7. Campbell 226; 8. St. Francis, Pa. 249; 9. James Madison 256; 10. VCU 298; 11. Delaware 308; 12. Mary Washington 333; 13. Longwood 373; 14. George Mason 387; 15. American 392; 16. Howard 396.

WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top five and Maryland finishers)
1. Lauretta Dezubay, Virginia, 21:29; 2. Morgane Gay, Virginia, 21:37; 3. Meaghan Lessard, Columbia, 21:42; 4. Stephanie Garcia, Virginia, 21:55; 5. Erin Matyus, Maryland, 21:59... 7. Kristin Reed, Maryland, 22:02; 27. Kylynn McKinley, Maryland, 23:01; 30. Andrea Rothschild, Maryland, 23:13; 32. Ashley Cromartie, Maryland, 23:19; 33. Angeli Sivaraman, Maryland, 23:25; 35. Amanda Robotti, 23:32; 57. Libby Babcock, Maryland, 24:22; 74. Melissa Mark, Maryland, 24:54; 78. Kelley Pry, Maryland, 25:02.

MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
1. Virginia 19; 2. Columbia 50; 3. Maryland 85; 4. George Mason 121; 5. UNC Greensboro 178; 6. Northeastern 224; 7. Campbell 232; 8. Delaware 243; 9. St. Francis, Pa. 269; 10. UNC Wilmington 274; 11. Longwood 288; 12. American 292; 13. Mary Washington 314; 14. Hagerstown CC 403; 15. Howard 414; 16. Montgomery CC-Rockville 507.

MEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
1. Emil Heineking, Virginia, 24:40; 2. Ryan Collins, Virginia, 24:46; 3. Graham Tribble, Virginia, 24:48;4. Brendan Martin, Columbia, 24:48; 5. Greg Kelsey, Maryland, 24:57... 9. Alex Lundy, Maryland, 25:06; 15. Mike Cator, Maryland, 25:20; 34. Drew Abernathy, Maryland, 26:11; 36. Kevin Gahr, Maryland, 26:16; 47. Joe Simpson, Maryland, 26:39;



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