2003 Season Review

The Catholic University Men's Cross Country team finished the season with a more than respectable showing at the NCAA Southeast Regional Championships in Atlanta Georgia. Senior Michael Audette finished 21st, becoming the first three-time All Region Cross Country runner in school history. This performance helped lead the team to a 12th place finish out of the 20 full teams that qualified for the meet. This finish was lower than the team's preseason goal of a top 10 finish but higher than their early season coaches poll ranking of 15th and one place higher than their pre-meet ranking of 13th. John Lynch, Matt Przydzial, Kevin Slattery and Kevin Milsted also ran strong races for the team.

During the season the team had a few strong performances, taking 3rd at the Washington and Lee Invitational, and 3rd at the St. Michaels Invitational in Vermont. On the individual side, Michael Audette won both the Washington and Lee Invitational, and the York College Invitational.

Next year the team looks to continue the rebuilding process. While the team only loses one runner off of this year's squad to graduation, Mike Audette has been the team's #1 runner since his last race of his freshman season. Audette was also a four-time All-Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) performer, and the two times CAC Individual Champion. However, returning scorers, John Lynch, Kevin Slattery, Matthew Przydzial, Andrew Cvitanovic and Kevin Milsted, along with # 7 Dan McCormick should provide a solid foundation to build around in 2004. Lynch in particular has moved from #5 to #2 in rapid order, and he should be competing for top CAC honors next season. Head Coach Mark Robinson also is looking for the return of last season's freshman standout, Tim Daly to the team for the '04 campaign. The return of these student-athletes coupled with a promising recruiting season bodes well for the future of the program. Cardinals compete at NCAA Regionals

Audette competes at NCAA Regionals

ATLANTA, GA. --- Senior Mike Audette (Rutland, Vt./Rutland) placed 21st out of 139 runners in the 2003 NCAA South/Southeast Regional Cross Country Championships hosted by Emory University.

Audette finished the 8k course in a time of 27:27.04 to highlight the Cardinals.

Emory's Phil Hagedorn was the overall winner, placing first in a time of 26:00.93 to help the Eagles to the team title.

Complete team and individual results can be found here:
http://www.ncaasports.com/crosscountry/mens/results/2531

 

CUA Individual Results
21. Mike Audette - 27:27.04
54. John Lynch - 28:48.85
68. Matt Przydzial - 29:25.65
72. Kevin Slattery - 29:36.12
104. Kevin Milsted - 31:18.57
108. Andrew Cvtianovic - 31:38.25
120. Dan McCormick - 32:59.07

 
Previous Releases:

Audette named CAC Athlete of the Week
Season Outlook

2003 Schedule

Date Meet Location Time
Aug. 30 Marywood Labor Day Invitational
Scranton, Pa. 6th of 8 teams
Sept. 6 St. Michael's Invitational Colchester, Vt. 3rd of 8 teams
Sept. 13 Washington & Lee Invitational Lexington, Va. 3rd of 7 teams
Sept. 20 Albright, York, Villa Julie York, Pa. No Team Scoring
Sept. 27 York College Invitational York, Pa. 3rd of 4 teams
Oct. 4 Dickinson College Invitational
Carlisle, Pa. 22nd of 40 teams
Oct. 18 Mason-Dixon Championships
Williamsburg, Va. 4th of 5 teams
Nov. 8 CAC Championships
at Salisbury Universtiy
Salisbury, Md. 4th of 5 teams
Nov. 15 NCAA Regional Championships
at Emory University
Atlanta, Ga. 12th of 20 teams
Nov. 22 NCAA Championships
at Hanover College
Hanover, Ind. TBA

 

All times a.m., unless noted

2003 Roster

Name

Yr.

Hometown/High School

Michael Audette

Sr.

Rutland, Vt./Rutland

Andrew Ctivanovich

Fr.

Belle Chase, La./Jesuit

Tim Daly

So.

Glen Rock, N.J./Glen Rock

Nigel Gully

So.

Worcester, Mass./St. Peter-Marian

Ryan Hehman

Fr.

Mineola, N.Y./Chaminade

Stephen Kowalski

Fr.

Lockport, Ill./Lockport Township

John Lynch

So.

Silver Spring, Md./West Carrollton (Ohio)

Daniel McCormick

So.

Collingswood, N.J./Collingswood

Kevin Milstead Fr. Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg

Matthew Prydzial

So.

Reading, Pa./Holy Name

John Selinger

Fr.

Peabody, Ma./St. John's Prep (Mass.)

Kevin Slattery

Jr.

Red Bank, N.J./Red Bank Catholic

Phillip Vallenziano

Fr.

Colts Neck, N.J.

 

Head Coach: Mark Robinson
Assistant Coach: Gene Van Dyck

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