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Women’s Cross Country Team Snags Another Championship

10/31/2008 —

During their recent championship meet with Penn State Wilkes-Barre, Worthington Scranton’s Women’s Cross Country team came away with their second Penn State University Athletic Conference Championship (PSUACC).

Samantha Snead led the team to the victory, setting a course record for the 3.1-mile race, with a time of 17 minutes, 51 seconds.  Fellow team member Elizabeth Jones finished third, with a time of 19 minutes, 37 seconds.

The women defeated PSUAC teams from Penn College, Mont Alto, Dubois and Lehigh Valley. They also defeated Pennsylvania Collegiate Athletic Association (PCAA) teams from Luzerne County Community College in Nanticoke, Community College of Philadelphia, and Johnson College, Scranton, ending their PSUAC season with an overall record of 29 wins and 4 losses.

The team’s victory not only earned the women their second consecutive PSUACC championship title, it also earned them the right to represent the PSUAC at the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's (USCAA) national championship in Buena Vista, VA, on October 31.

During the same meet, Worthington Scranton’s men's cross country team finished second at the championship meet, losing only to Penn College. Their second place conference finish earned them an at-large bid to the national meet, with Worthington Scranton’s top 10 men runners moving on to the nationals. The men finished their PSUAC season with an overall record of 36 wins and 5 losses.

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