September 19, 2009
Huskies Have Fourth Place Finishes at Mansfield
Men's 10 K Results
Women's 10 K Results
Men's 6K Results
Women's 4K Results
MANSFIELD--The Bloomsburg University men's and women's cross country teams both finished fourth on Saturday at the Mountaineer Invitational at Mansfield University. The men's team finished with 98 points, while the women totaled 86.
For the men in the 10K race, Bobby Furman (Broomall/Marple Newtown) and Misha Litvinov (Drums/Hazleton) finished 12th and 13th respectively in times of 33:01 and 33:02. Dave Moyer (Boyertown/Boyertown) was 22nd in 33:56, while Ryan Evans (Mechanicsburg/Mechanicsburg) was 29th in 34:42. In 29th place was Zack Sterkenberg (Palmrya/Palmyra) in 34:44, while Auston Martzall (Myerstown/ELCO) rounded out the top six for the Huskies in 32nd place in 34:52.
In the men's 6K race the Huskies were fourth as a team. Jared Arnold (Sewell, NJ/Washington Twp) was 12th in 19:27, while Brent Balmer (Lebanon/Cedar Crest) was 14th in 19:31. In 18th place was Connor Showalter (Media/Penncrest) in 19:35.
On the women's side in the 6K race, Angela Borealo (Easton/Easton) finished in 22:05 to take fourth place overall, while Katie Meck (Dillsburg/Northern) was sixth in 22:27. Katie Filemyr (Willow Grove/Bishop McDevitt) was 21st in a time of 23:23 with Kaitlyn McShay (Springfield/Cardinal O'Hara) 25th in 23:33. In 30th place in a time of 23:47 was Kelsey Harm (Boothwyn/Cardinal O'Hara), while Samantha Rhood (Downingtown/Downingtown West) was 35th in 23:57. Rounding out Bloomsburg's top seven was Krista Donsen (Hanover/South Western) in 24:02.
The Huskies were third as a team in the 4K race. Andrea Kellock (Lansdale/North Penn) led the way in fourth in a time of 14:17, while Meghan Gauntt (Mickleton, NJ/Kingsway Regional) also cracked the top 10 in eighth place in 15:34.
"I was very happy with the effort our men and women gave today," said interim coach Bernie Empie. " Our athletes got an opportunity to race on the NCAA regional course and will be much better prepared in seven weeks when we make our return to Lambs Creek. The dual distance format (10k/6k) was nice for youger runners and a few who are just coming back or just getting over some injuries. I feel we made nice improvements over the last two weeks of training and today was evidence to the coaching staff that we are on the right track. We look forward to making those improvements again as we push forward to Paul Short at Lehigh University on Oct 2."