Monday, October 26, 2009

Quigley Scores Impressive Win in Cross Country Homecoming

quigley1.jpgKIMbia’s Sean Quigley returned to his high school stomping grounds on Sunday and was able to score a familiar result.  Quigley, a Massachusetts native, won the 20th annual Mayor’s Cup 8k Cross Country Championship over a strong field in Boston’s Franklin Park, the same place he won a state championship as a senior at Archbishop Williams High in 2002.  Quigley clocked a 23:54 to edge out second place Jacob Korir by one second.  Third place Andrew Ledwith was close behind in 23:57.

Racing in a lead group of five early on in the race, Quigley and Korir seperated themselves on the final loop of the 8k course.  Despite not leading once the whole race as the duo approached the finish line, Quigley laid down a perfectly timed sprint finish to gain a decisive one second lead as he broke the tape.

Perhaps the biggest win of 24 year old Sean Quigley’s young career, the Mayor’s Cup 8k is by far the most prestigious all-comers cross country race in the nation.  For his effort, Quigley earned a total of $900 in prize money between being the overall winner and top American finisher.

Full results for the Mayor’s Cup can be found here.

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