Segal-Bator: GNAC Rookie of the Year

Standish, ME - Lindsey Segal-Bator continued her marvelous freshman campaign, placing third out of 102 runners at 20:51, earning her Great Northeast Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year and All-Conference honors on Saturday at the GNAC Invitational at St. Joseph's. The Gators rode her to a seventh-place finish out of ten qualifying teams.

"It's a big accomplishment to be Rookie of the Year," said Segal-Bator, who credited her teammates for their inspiration, as well as the seventh-place finish. "I'd really like to thank my teammates because they're amazing and they keep my hopes and pride alive on the course, no matter the situation."

Sophomore Kelly Pirzl (Dalton, MA/Wachonah) placed among Gators at 25:54, good for 61st overall. Closely behind were Patty Pabon (Bronx, NY/Townsend Harris) at 26:13 and Courtney Wallace (Steep Falls, ME/Bonny Eagle) at 26:22, finishing 68th and 69th respectively.

Segal-Bator (Bow, NH/Bow) becomes the first Pine Manor runner to earn either All-GNAC or Rookie of the Year distinction. The four-time Rookie of the Week has finished no worse than sixth in any of her six meets.

Said coach Bill Stargard, "This was a great team effort. I'm extremely happy with moving up in the GNAC this year." With an average finish of 25:28:80 on Saturday, his Gators moved up four spots after finishing 11th a year ago.

"I'm very happy with Lindsey's third-place finish and for her All-Conference and Rookie of the Year recognition," Stargard said. "I'm very proud of all five runners."

The host Monks won today's meet with an average time of 21:51, placing four runners in the Top 10. Emmanuel College's Cat Lariviere paced the women's field at 19:46.

Segal-Bator now moves on to the Division III New England Regional Meet on Saturday, November 15 at Williams College in Williamstown, MA.

GNAC Invitational Results

Place
Name
School
Final
Points
1 #32 Lariviere, Cathryn
Emmanuel College
19:46 1
2 #47 Sargent, Danielle Johnson & Wales 20:32 2
3 #81 Segal-Bator, Lindsey Pine Manor College 20:51 3
4 #124 Perron, Rachel Suffolk University 21:01 4
5 #110 Ludwig, Aly St. Joseph's 21:16 5
6 #73 McElligott, Jackie Norwich University 21:26 6
7 #114 Murphy, Kate St. Joseph's 21:36 7
8 #40 Charboneau, Amanda Johnson & Wales 21:38 8
9 #103 Casinghino, Mary St. Joseph's 21:41 9
10 #101 Binette, Tiffany St. Joseph's 21:47 10
...        
61 #79 Pirzl, Kelly Pine Manor College 25:54 44
68 #78 Pabon, Patty Pine Manor College 26:13 46
69 #82 Wallace, Courtney Pine Manor College 26:22 47
77 #77 Ferrara, Kayla Pine Manor College 28:04 53

GNAC Invitational Team Scores

Rank
Team
Total
1
2
3
4
5
*6
*7
*8
*9
1 St. Joe's
Total Time: 1:49:17:00
Average: 21:51:40
47 4 6 8 9 20 31 33    
2 Johnson & Wales University
Total Time: 1:51:08:00
Average: 22:13:60
69 2 7 11 24 25 27 32    
3 Emmanuel College
Total Time: 1:51:28:00
Average: 22:17:60
77 1 12 16 22 26 28 40    
4 Emerson College
Total Time: 1:53:11:00
Average: 22:38:20
80 10 14 15 18 23 35 38    
5 Lasell College
Total Time: 1:58:20:00
Average: 23:40:00
140 17 21 29 34 39 42 45    
6 St. Joseph (CT)
Total Time: 2:05:02:00
Average: 25:00:40
177 13 30 36 48 50 54 55    
7 Pine Manor College
Total Time: 2:07:24:00
Average: 25:28:80
193 3 44 46 47 53        
8 Norwich University
Total Time: 2:12:01:00
Average: 26:24:20
194 5 19 51 56 63        
9 Rivier College
Total Time: 2:21:44:00
Average: 28:20:80
255 37 43 57 58 60 61 62    
10 Albertus Magnus College
Total Time: 2:23:17:00
Average: 28:39:40
265 41 49 52 59 64        

Segal-Bator Season Capsule

Date
Place (Runners)
Time
Race
Host
Team Place (Teams)
9/27/2009 4 (80)* 20:59 Blazers Invite Elms College 5 (12)
10/4/2009 1 (26)* 21:35 Blue Jay Invite St. Joseph (CT) 2 (4)
10/11/2009 6 (124)* 20:27 Roger Williams Invite Roger Williams 10 (14)
10/18/2009 2 (150)* 19:59 WNEC Invitational Western New England 12 (20)
10/25/2009 3 (65) 19:56 Gordon Invitational Gordon College DNF
11/1/2009 3 (102) 20:51 GNAC Invitational St. Joseph's (ME) 7 (10)
*GNAC Rookie of the Week

10/10/13 - Women's Cross Country
L, 25-30 vs. Mount Ida (Dual Meet)
Recap | Results

10/3/13 - Women's Cross Country
L, 15-40 vs. Simmons (Dual Meet)
Recap | Results

9/27/13 - Women's Cross Country
L, 15-48 vs. Rivier (Dual Meet)
Recap | Results

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