October 31, 2009
|Angela Borealo||Andrea Kellock||Katie Meck||Victoria Davis|
EDINBORO--The Bloomsburg University women's cross country team finished second at the 2009 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championships on Saturday at Edinboro University. The Huskies finished with 95 points, while team champion Shippensburg totaled 77 points.
Bloomsburg finished with four runners in the top 20 with the four earning All-PSAC honors. Leading the way for the Huskies was Angela Borealo (Easton/Easton) who was ninth overall in a time of 23:12. Close behind Borealo was fellow senior Andrea Kellock (Lansdale/North Penn) in 10th place in 23:23 giving the Huskies two runners in the top 10.
In 16th place and third for the Huskies was Katie Meck (Dillsburg/Northern) with a time 23:41, while freshman Victoria Davis (Schuylkill Haven/Schuylkill Haven) was the fourth member of the team to earn All-PSAC honors in 23:45.
Taking fifth for the team was Samantha Rhood (Downingtown/Downingtown West) in 41st with a time of 24:29, while Krista Donsen (Hanover/South Western) was 61st in 25:17 with Katie McShay (Springfield/Cardinal O'Hara) 67th in25:22.
Others competing for the Huskies were Kelsey Harm (Boothwyn/Cardinal O'Hara) in 77th in 25:42, while Samantha Matthews (Windsor/Gileneig County, MD) was 89th in 25:59 with Meghan McGowan (York/York Catholic) was 102nd in 26:45.
I am very excited for our women's team," said coach Bernie Empie. "They (the runners) all rose to the challenge today. The gap from our first to fifth was the best it has been all year (1:17). While the conditions were not ideal, our women did not use that as an excuse. They came out and got the job done. Freshman Vicki Davis really had a breakthrough day in 19th place. We are looking forward to next week at NCAA regionals."
Bloomsburg will compete next week at the NCAA Regional Championships at Mansfield University.