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Loyola's Dougherty paces 'Pack at Watson Ford Invitational

October 16, 2009

Loyola’s Hannah Dougherty ran the second fastest 6K time in Wolfpack history as the freshman from Seattle, Wash., completed the course in a time of 25:39.05 to finish 8th in the Watson Ford Invitational at the Choctaw Trails in Clinton, Miss. on Oct. 10.

The Wolfpack had four other runners break the 30-minute mark. Madeline Falcone had the fourth best 6K in Loyola cross country history. She ran with a time of 25:40 and finished 10th. Mary Clara Hutchison ran with a time of 28:28, finishing 27th, Annelise Rickert ran with a time of 28:47, finishing 30th, and Clare Hearns ran with a time of 29:44, finishing 36th, filling out the top five spots for Loyola. Jenna Knoblach was 46th in a time of 30:54 and Olivia Taylor ran a 32:21 to finish 51st to round out the women’s team.

The Loyola women were third out of eight teams with 102 points.

For the men, Kieran Harper continued to lead Loyola. He was the top Wolfpack finisher with a time of 30:08 to place 25th. It was the fifth consecutive event that Harper was Loyola’s top competitor. Harper was also named Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Men’s Cross Country Runner of the Week for the week ending October 11.

Other Loyola runners included Galen Westerfield with a time of 31:35, finishing 34th, Alex Mayon with a time of 32:10, finishing 40th, Alex Hall with a time of 32:43, finishing 46th, Kenny Tsao with a time of 33:19, finishing 48th, Chris Graugnard with a time of 34:30, finishing 55th, and Justin Fecke with a time of 37:05, finishing 58th.

Loyola men finished sixth out of eight teams with 176 points.

The Wolfpack will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the University of Mobile Invitational.

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