Kearns Earns All-Conference Honors as Devils Place Fifth at CACC Cross Country Championships

Freshman Abby Kearns earned All-Conference honors as the University of the Sciences as the University of the Sciences women's cross country team earned a hard-fought fifth place finish at Sunday's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship. 

The Devils finished with 112 points, just two points behind Georgian court University who placed fourth with 110 points.  Philadelphia University won the race for the third year in a row, scoring 37 points.  Dominican College was second with 88 and Wilmington University was third with 89.  All 14 conference schools competed in the event. 

Kearns finished 13th overall completing the 5,000-meter course in 21:05.02, becoming the second Sciences freshman in as many years to earn All-CACC honors.  Four places behind Kearns was sophomore Jordan Lyons.  Lyons recorded a personal best time of 21:37.04.  Sophomore Kristin Waters was 18th, less than two seconds behind Lyons, with a season-best time of 21:39.02. 

A pair of seniors rounded out the Devils top five with Alyssa Hamm setting a personal-best with a 27th place finish and a time of 22:30.76.   Allison Dargay was 37th overall with a time of 22:59.60. 

Juniors Jessica Kaminski and Kimberly Brown rounded out the Devils competitors, finishing in the top half of the field placing 40th and 41st respectively.  Kaminski had a time of 23:06.90 while Brown recorded a time of 23:12.94. 

The Devils will close out their 2010 campaign with a trip to the NCAA East Regionals in two weeks.  This year's regional meet will again be held at Franklin Park in Boston, Massachusetts.