Gators Finish Third in Raiders Invitational, Fall to Rivier in Dual Meet

NASHUA, NH. – The annual Raider Invitational took place on Friday afternoon at Rivier University with the host Raiders taking home the top place finish and the team championship on the women’s side of the race while New Hampshire Technical Institute edge the Raider Men, 30-31 to claim the Men’s Team Championship.

The unique course which features a step hill, rugged wooded trails and pavement was the site for the annual meet. It was a beautiful day weather wise as there were clear skies and a temperature around 67 degrees at race time.

The women’s 5K race featured the Raiders claiming the top four spots en route to winning the team championship over Suffolk University and Pine Manor College. The Raiders finished the race with a team total of 16 points. Suffolk finished with 51 points and Pine Manor came in third with 67 total points. This race also doubled as a Dual Meet as the Raiders and Gators went head to head with Rivier winning that meet 15-48.

Rivier University senior Vanessa Viola (Nashua, NH) cruised to a first place finish as she crossed the line at 21:12, a minute faster than sophomore teammate Christina Dick (Tewksbury, MA) who finished second with a 22:11 time. Freshman Kathleen Maggio (Londonderry, NH) and senior Laura DeChristoforo (Burlington, MA) were right behind Dick – crossing the line at 22:16 and 22:28 respectively. Freshman Kim Willett (Suffield, CT) finished sixth overall to round out the scoring for the Raiders with a 23:14 time.

Suffolk’s Bridget Evangelista and Cori Simmons recorded top ten finishes as they were able to complete the course with times of 22:51 and 24:02. Evangelista was the fifth best finish while Simmons was eighth.

Pine Manor had one top ten finisher with Maria Vaughan checking in at 24:14, which was good for 9th place overall. The other four Gators had finishes of 16th, 18th, 19th and 21st.

In the head-to-head dual meet, the Raiders had all five finishes in the top five while the Gators had the 6th and 9th through 12th places.

Courtesy Rivier University Athletic Communications

Women's Cross Country Race Results 

Team Finish  School  Points 
1 Rivier University  16 
Suffolk University 51 
Pine Manor College  67 

Individual Results 

Finish  Place  Student-Athlete  School  Time 
Viola, Vanessa  Rivier  21:22 
Dick, Christina  Rivier  22:11 
Maggio, Kathleen  Rivier  22:16 
4 DeChristoforo, Laura  Rivier  22:28 
Evanelista, Bridget  Suffolk  22:51 
--  Graham, Cassie  NHTI  23:13 
Willett, Kim  Rivier  23:14
Simmons, Cori  Suffolk  24:02 
Vaughan, Maria  Pine Manor  24:14 
10 9 Devereaux, Heather  Rivier  24:17 
11  10  Finch, Leah  Rivier  24:17 
12  11  Warwick, Kelly  Suffolk  24:54 
13  --  Brown, Alicia  Rivier  25:33 
14  12  Beerman, Nicole  Suffolk  26:35 
15  --  Ibrahimovic, Danira  NHTI  27:29 
16  13  Kim, Min Young  Pine Manor  27:36 
17  --  Fernandez, Luz  Rivier  28:55 
18  14  Astudillo, Victoria  Pine Manor  30:43 
19  15  Ogiso, Mutsumi  Pine Manor  33:48 
20  16  Allen, Rachel  Suffolk  33:55 
21  17  White, Cathryn  Pine Manor  34:54 

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