NCAA CHAMPIONSHIPS: Women's Cross Country Finishes 14th Overall

Junior Nicole Borofski became the sixth All-American in program history after her 39th place finish Saturday.

Borofski registers sixth All-American performance in program history

EASTON, Mass. (November 21, 2015) – Stonehill College, ranked 16th in the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association (USTFCCCA) Division II rankings, posted a 14th place team finish at the 2015 NCAA Division II women's cross country championships in Joplin, Misouri, hosted by Missouri Southern State University this afternoon.

Stonehill finished first among East Region teams at the Championship with 369 points. Adams State University ran away with the team championship with 83 points as it placed three in the top 15 spots, led by freshman Noel Prandoni, who completed the six-kilometer course in tenth place with a time of 20-minutes, 21.5-seconds. Grand Valley State University finished second in the team standings with 97 points, while Hillsdale College rounded out the top three (140).

Junior Nicole Borofski (Plymouth, Massachusetts/Plymouth North) led Stonehill and was the top East Region finisher by completing the course in 21:26.0 for 39th place overall out of 247 individual competitors. With her 39th place performance, Borofski becomes the sixth All-American in program history, joining Meghann Shanahan, '04, Diana Chivakos, '05, Kelly Chaisson, '07, Erin Carmone, '13, and Chelsea Bishop, '14.

Classmate Alexandra Grimaldo (Marlborough, Massachusetts/Marlborough) placed 95th overall in 22:11.6, while freshman Elizabeth Hannon (Franklin, Massachusetts/Bishop Feehan) finished 96th in 22:12.2.

Sophomore Emily Knox (Worcester, Massachusetts/Notre Dame Academy) finished 108th with a time of 22:15.0 for Stonehill and then junior Alexandra Buonfiglio (Lynnfield, Massachusetts/Lynnfield) rounded out the Skyhawks five scoring runners in 117th with a time of 22:21.9.

The Skyhawks earned their 16th-straight appearance to the NCAA Division II National Championships after winning its sixth NCAA East Regional title in the past seven on Sunday, November 8th. Stonehill also captured its seventh-straight Northeast-10 (NE-10) title on Sunday, October 25th. The top-five runners for the Skyhawks earned All-East Region accolades and All-Conference honors this season.

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