September 6, 2006

Bloomsburg Cross Country Team Rank Nationally

BLOOMSBURG -- The Bloomsburg University women's cross country team is ranked 24th in the nation this week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The Huskies were ranked in the Division II Cross Country poll by a panel of Division II coaches. The USTFCCCA will release weekly polls thought the collegiate cross country season.

The Huskies have started their season off strong, placing two runners in the top 10 at the Bucknell Bison Open last week. Amber Hackenberg (Middleberg/Middleberg) a 2005 NCAA qualifier, led the Huskies with a seventh place (18:11) finish while, Angela Borealo (Easton/Easton) took ninth place (18:18) in her first ever collegiate race.

Junior Sarah Bounds (Shippensburg/Shippensburg), senior Karen Hause (Bloomsburg/Central Columbia) and freshman Andrea Kellock (Lansdale/North Penn) also had outstanding performances. Bounds finished 11th in 18:34, Hause took 14th in 18:41 and Kellock placed 16th in 18:44.

The Huskies will next compete on September 16th when they host the Husky Invitational at 10:30 in Bloomsburg.