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Canisius cross country teams set to run at National Catholic Championships

CANISIUS COLLEGE ATHLETICS

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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Canisius cross country teams are set to compete at the National Catholic Championships, while select members of the program will participate in the UB Stampede Friday, Sept. 14.
 
Scouting Canisius
• Senior Siobhan Quinn was named MAAC Female Runner of the Week for her performance at the Little Three Championship on Sept. 1.
• Quinn won her fourth-straight Little Three with a time of 17:50.35.
• Junior Nick Neamtu earned the Little Three individual title on the men's side, finishing with a time of 15:25.
• The Golden Griffins cross country teams extended their winning traditions at the Little Three, as the men won their 13th straight and the women took home their fifth-straight team title.
• The men finished with nine runners inside the top-10 and four of the top-five runners during the Little Three Championship.
• On the women's side, the Griffs had seven of the top-10 finishers.
 
National Catholic Championship Success
• The men's team-best finish came in 2014, when the Blue and Gold took home first place, knocking off host Notre Dame.
• The women's best finish in the event occurred in 2009 when the Griffs finished second.
• In 2017, the men finished fifth while the women placed seventh in their respective races.
• Quinn finished third in the women's race with a time of 17:33.8 a year ago.
• Juniors Anthony Belfatto and Neamtu finished 32nd and 35th respectively last year.
 
Last Time Out At UB Stampede
• Senior Alex Cambria finished the race in 30:07.08 on the men's side while sophomore Grace Hausladencrossed the line in 25:45.6 for the women.
 
Coach Huckle's Take
"We have done very well at the National Catholics in the past with the men winning it four years ago. I don't think we are necessarily at that level where we are going to unseat Notre Dame and the other larger programs, but our goal is to go in and score less than 100 points on each side, that should put us in the top-five for each program."
 
Up Next
• Canisius heads to Bethlehem, P.A. to compete in the Paul Short Invitational Sept. 29.