2016 Salve Regina Women's Cross Country News

  • Top Five Flashback: Women's Cross Country #2
    August 07, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - There is no doubt that the Connecticut College Invitational was a highlight for Salve Regina in 2016. The team finished eighth amid a loaded field that included three of the top 10 teams in New England and two ranked teams from outside the region. A competitive finish among the region’s top teams is one thing. A new program record for combined team time at 6,000 meters is another. Four of the five Seahawk scorers posted personal bests at 6K in breaking a record that had been set a year before at the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship. Seniors Amy Irving (Bohemia, N.Y.) and Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) led the scoring charge, finishing inside the top 40 in the field of 250. Senior Taylor Ricker (Rocky Point, N.Y.), junior Olivia Wilson (Bethel, Conn.) and freshman Cianna Lynch (Cranston, R.I.) rounded out the scoring five. The group’s aggregate time was 1:57:24.1, a 21-second improvement over the previous mark. Amy Irving – 22:35.3 Victoria Varone – 23:10.3 Taylor Ricker – 23:41.7 Olivia Wilson – 23:49.9 Cianna Lynch – 24:06.9 “Our aggregate time records are becoming more difficult to beat,” said head coach Rob McGuinness. “I thought the record set in 2015 would stand for some time, in light of the personnel and the level of performance on that day. I am glad to be wrong. This group made its mark on the all-time performance list.”
  • Top Five Flashback: Women's Cross Country #3
    July 19, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Victoria Varone earned an invitational win – and led the Seahawks to the team title – at the Tri-State Invitational on October 1.
  • Top Five Flashback: Women's Cross Country #4
    June 30, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Senior Amy Irving (Bohemia, N.Y.) made her season debut at the Connecticut College Invitational at Harkness State Park.
  • Top Five Flashback: Women's Cross Country #5
    June 04, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Senior captain Jessica Graham (Lowell, Mass.) found her stride in the Connecticut College Invitational at Harkness State Park, running a new personal best for 6,000 meters. Graham crossed the finish line at 25:49.6, a 30-second improvement over her previous best, set at the Paul Short Run in 2013.
  • Goding is all smiles after Boston Marathon finish
    April 18, 2017
    BOSTON, Mass. - Salve Regina alumna Mallory Goding ’13 (Cumberland, Maine) was one of the 26,411 runners who covered the 26.2 miles between Hopkinton and Boston on Monday, a successful marathon finish that was two years and hundreds of miles in the making.
  • Seahawks land 56 on Fall Academic All-CCC
    January 30, 2017
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Salve Regina University has landed 56 student-athletes on the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) 2016 Fall Academic All-Conference Team, announced by Commissioner Gregg M. Kaye.
  • Cure's second Disney Marathon a fairy-tale finish
    January 08, 2017
    ORLANDO, Fla. – Salve Regina alumna Lea Cure ’16 (Altamont, N.Y.) wrote a happy ending to her own Disney story on Sunday morning, posting a personal-best time of 3 hours, 32 minutes and 34 seconds in her second appearance in the Walt Disney World Marathon.
  • Program records fall in regional championship meet
    November 12, 2016
    WESTFIELD, Mass. – Senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) led the way on a record-setting day for Salve Regina at the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship on Saturday.
  • Owen paces Salve Regina at ECAC Championships
    November 05, 2016
    MILTON, N.Y. – Freshman Olivia Owen (Weymouth, Mass.) led Salve Regina to a seventh-place finish in the ECAC Division III Cross Country Championship on Saturday. The nursing major, who will also represent the Seahawks in the NCAA Division III New England Regional Championship, finished inside the top 30 in the field of 100 runners from 18 teams.
  • Varone, Brennan earn all-conference accolades in final cross country season
    November 01, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - Two Salve Regina University senior cross country members garnered honors from the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) during the league's championship meets last Saturday in Springfield, Mass. - Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) and Jay Brennan (North Haven, Conn.).
  • Seahawks finish second in CCC; Varone earns all-conference honors
    October 29, 2016
    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) earned a spot on the all-Commonwealth Coast Conference Team in leading Salve Regina to a second-place finish in the CCC Championship on Saturday.
  • Irving, Varone lead Salve Regina into CCC Championship
    October 27, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Seniors Amy Irving (Bohemia, N.Y.) and Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) will set the pace as Salve Regina chases a Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship on Saturday.
  • Holden goes the distance for BQ at Bay State
    October 18, 2016
    LOWELL, Mass. - Salve Regina alumna Shannon Holden ’16 (Hingham, Mass.) made her marathon debut at the Bay State Marathon on Sunday, qualifying for the 2018 running of the Boston Marathon with a net time of 3 hours, 23 minutes, 35 seconds.
  • CCC Runner of the Week: Amy Irving
    October 17, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University senior Amy Irving (Bohemia, R.I.) as its runner of the week for women's cross country (October 10-16).
  • Irving, Varone set pace as Seahawks smash school record
    October 15, 2016
    WATERFORD, Conn. – Seniors Amy Irving (Bohemia, N.Y.) and Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) led the Seahawks to an eighth-place finish in the Connecticut College Invitational on Saturday, setting the pace in a record-setting run for Salve Regina.
  • CCC Runner of the Week: Victoria Varone
    October 04, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - For the fourth time this season, the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) as its runner of the week for women's cross country (September 26 - October 2).
  • CCC Rookie of the Week: Cianna Lynch
    October 04, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University freshman Cianna Lynch (Cranston, R.I.) as its rookie of the week for women's cross country (September 26 - October 2).
  • Seahawks take first place at Tri-State Invitational
    October 01, 2016
    LINCOLN, R.I. – Salve Regina claimed the first four spots overall and placed all five scorers inside the top 15 to win the Tri-State Invitational at the Community College of Rhode Island on Saturday.
  • CCC Runner of the Week: Victoria Varone
    September 27, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - For the third time this month, the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) as its runner of the week for women's cross country (September 19-25).
  • Seahawks tangle with top-ranked teams at Purple Valley Classic
    September 24, 2016
    WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) and freshman Cianna Lynch (Cranston, R.I.) led Salve Regina to a 13th place finish among 23 teams in the Purple Valley Classic on Saturday. The meet, hosted by Williams College, included 11 teams with regional or national standing in the USTFCCCA NCAA Division III Regional Cross Country Rankings.
  • CCC Runner of the Week: Victoria Varone
    September 19, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) as its women's cross country runner of the week (September 12-18).
  • Varone paces Seahawks to seventh place finish at UMass Dartmouth
    September 17, 2016
    NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Salve Regina senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) posted a career-best performance at 5K to lead the Seahawks to a seventh place finish in the UMass Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday.
  • CCC Runner of the Week: Victoria Varone
    September 06, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. - The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has selected Salve Regina University senior Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) as its Runner of the Week for women's cross country (August 29 - September 4).
  • Varone, Ricker lead Seahawks to second at RWU
    September 03, 2016
    BRISTOL, R.I. – Seniors Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) and Taylor Ricker (Rocky Point, N.Y.) finished inside the top 10 to lead Salve Regina to a second-place finish in the Roger Williams Invitational at Colt State Park on Saturday.
  • Four will lead Salve Regina women's cross country in 2016
    August 19, 2016
    NEWPORT, R.I. – Seniors Alannah O’Rourke (Rockville Centre, N.Y.) and Jessica Graham (Lowell, Mass.) and junior Alexa Cipkas (Granby, Conn.) have been appointed as captains of the Salve Regina women’s cross country team. The three join incumbent captain Victoria Varone (Providence, R.I.) on the program’s leadership team for the 2016 season.