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October 11, 2010

Columbia Men and Women, Dartmouth Men Claim Team Titles

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Columbia's men and women both repeated as champions of the Metropolitan Championships and Dartmouth's men took the title at the New England Championships to highlight the weekend's cross country action for Ivy League squads.

The Lion women took the Metropolitan Championships team title for the 13th year in a row and were led by senior ALexandra Crawley, who placed fourth overall in a time of 18:37.

The men's team were winners for the third consecutive year, finishing with 17 points, more than 50 ponts ahead of their closes competitor. Columbia held down the top four individual placewinners, led by sophomore Mark Feigen who finished the 8k in 25:46.

In the men's race at the New England Championships, Dartmouth (138) edged runner-up Boston University (140) by two points. Senior Tom Robbins took the top spot for the Big Green, placing fifth overall in a time of 24:36.

In the field of 46 teams, Yale finished 16th and were paced by sophomore Sam Kirtner (39th, 25:32) while Brown finished 23rd and were led by sophomore Michael Stumpf (31st, 25:25).

Dartmouth's women earned a tie for sixth place in the team standings, the highest among the three Ivy squads competing. Big Green freshman Katelyn Walker led the way with a 27th-place individual finish (18:49).

Yale's women placed eighth and were led by junior Jennifer Downing who was 25th in a time of 18:18. Brown rounded things out with a 21st-place team finish. The Bears' top scorer was freshman Melaine Fineman who finished 86th in a time of 19:07.

Detailed recaps and full race results can be found at the links listed below.

Brown
Men/Women: Bears Compete at New England Championships

Columbia
Men/Women: Cross Country Sweeps Opponents at Mets; Feigen Wins Individual Title

Dartmouth
Men: Men's Cross Country Wins New England Championships
Women: Dartmouth Women's XC Finish in a Tie for Sixth at New England Championships

Yale
Men: Bulldogs Overcome Injury at New England Championships
Women: Bulldogs Finish Eighth at New England Championships