LEWISBURG, Pa. The York College Women's Track and Field Team returned to action in the New Year at the Bucknell mini-meet. The Spartans were able to set two school records with a light team.
Emily Cronise (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) continued her rise to stardom with two school records in the 500m and 1,000m.
Freshman Emily Cronise (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) started her day with breaking her own 500 meter record. Running the rare event, Cronise was able to best her previous record by .2 seconds with a time of 1:22.07.
Cronise teamed up with Kacey Fogelsanger (Owings Mills, Md. / Mercy), and Shannon Kuseryk (Ewing, N.J. / Ewing), to run the 1,000 meter run. Cronise led the way with a 3:09.70, followed by Fogelsanger with a 3:24.40, and Fogelsanger rounding up the York contingent with a 3:30.54. Freshman Kacey Fogelsanger opened up the day in the mile. Against some top talent, Fogelsanger was able to post a solid 5:44.84. The Spartans closed the running part of the day with the 4x400 with Bria Jones (Medford, N.Y. / Patchogue-Medford), Cronise, Kuseryk, and Fogelsanger combining to run a 4:35.83.
In the field, Senior Amanda Mackey (Whiteford, Md. / North Harford) opened her track career in the shot put. Mackey a four-year volleyball star for the Spartans, threw the shot 33-0.5 for a solid opening to her season. Bethany Miller (York, Pa. / York Suburban), closed out the day, for the Spartans, by continuing her success in the pole vault with a leap of 9-10.
The Spartans will return to action in two weekends in split action with meets on January 24th at Ursinus, for the Ursinus Invitational, and on January 25th at Lebanon Valley for the Lebanon Valley Invitational.