November 7, 2009
Women's Cross Country Places Third at NCAA Regionals
BLOOMSBURG- The Bloomsburg University Women's Cross Country team finished in third place at the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships on Saturday at Mansfield University. The Huskies finished with 120 points on the 6k course while second place Kutztown had 100 and regional champion Shippensburg had 86. With the finish, the Huskies, ranked 16th in the nation, qualify for the NCAA Championships held at the University of Southern Indiana on Saturday, November 21.
Senior Angela Borealo (Easton/Easton) was the Huskies top finisher, coming across the line in eighth place with a time of 21:45. Fellow senior Andrea Kellock (Lansdale/North Penn) finished close behind in ninth place with a time of 21:56. By virtue of their top-15 finishes, both runners earned all-region honors for the 2009 season.
Sophomore Katie Meck (Dillsburg/Northern) was Bloomsburg's third finisher, coming in 21st overall with a time of 22:34. Freshmen Victoria Davis (Schuylkill Haven/Schuylkill Haven) and Krista Donsen (Hanover/South Western) crossed the finish line next with times of 22:53 and 23:31, respectively.
Sophomore Katie McShay (Springfield/Cardinal O'Hara) was the Huskies sixth runner to finish, coming in with a time of 24:33 and freshman Kelsey Harm (Boothwyn/Cardinal O'Hara) rounded out the Bloomsburg team with a time of 24:39.
"I am extremely proud of how our ladies performed today," head coach Bernie Empie said after the race. "I told them to just concentrate on what they could control and the rest would take care of itself. They were rewarded for their efforts by garnering the last qualifying spot for the NCAA championships.
"Our team is very young and I am extremely proud of the way they handled the pressure. Today was nice for them and a great step forward for our program."