YORK, PA – The York College women's track and field team finished fifth of seven teams at the 2015 Capital Athletic Conference championships on Sunday afternoon in York.
The Spartans finished with 70 team points. Christopher Newport won the team championship with 148 points while Salisbury was second with 125.16 points. Mary Washington placed third with 124 points while Wesley was fourth with 107.50 points. Frostburg State was sixth with 41 points while first time CAC competitor PSU Harrisburg finished seventh with 4.33 points.
The highlight of the day came in the final individual event of the championships as seniors Caroline DeLany (Frederick, Md./Tuscarora) and Jess Miller (Dauphin, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) finished one-two in the 5,000 meter run. The duo dominated the field as DeLany recorded a time of 18:56.62 to win the title. Miller was right behind her with a time of 18:57.70. The two finished over 35 seconds in front of third place finisher Lauren Braney from Mary Washington. Kathleen Cannon (Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill) also had a strong finish in the event as she placed fifth with a time of 19:47.04. Cannon earned two team points with her finish. Alicia Dillman (Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley) also registered a top ten finish in the race as she placed eighth with a time of 20:13.31.
Earlier in the day, field events got started with a great finish from sophomore Carrie Mowen (Waynesboro, Pa./Waynesboro Area) as she finished second in the high jump competition. She posted a best height of 5'1.75" to place tied for second with Christopher Newport's Enuma Ezenwa.
The Spartans had a pair of runners compete in the 3,000 meter steeplechase. Junior Jenna Roberts (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale), the defending CAC champion in the event, placed fourth as she clocked in with a time of 12:05.29. Teammate Kasey Fogelsanger (Owings Mills, Md./Mercy) placed just under a second back of Roberts as she placed fifth with a time of 12:06.11.
In the 1,500-meter run, DeLany earned a third place finish in the race as she clocked in with a time of 4:53.90 as she earned six team points for York.
In the 100-meter dash, freshman Hannah Conway (Pasadena, Md./Chesapeake) recorded a strong seventh place finish in the finals. She clocked in with a time of 13.28 as she was .12 seconds out of finishing in the points for York.
Sophomore Emily Cronise (Boonsboro, Md./Boonsboro) posted a third place finish in the 800 meter run as she recorded a time of 2:21.93. Teammate Shannon Kuseryk (Ewing, N.J./Ewing) placed eighth in the event as she crossed the line in a time of 2:28.27.
Freshman Anne Measley (Highland, N.J./Saint Rose) put together a great performance in the 400 meter hurdles as she notched a personal best and school record time of 1:07.81, good for fourth place and four team points.
Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco was pleased with the performance of his squad.
"Overall a good two days for our women. It was great to see some of the girls step up in the conference and really rise to the challenge of the conference meet. I thought Carrie Mowen and Anne Measley each had a great day. Caroline and Jess going 1-2 in the 5k was a great way for them to end their last meet and last event at the CAC championships. And to do it on their home track was pretty awesome!"
The season closes a week from Monday at the Swarthmore Last Chance meet in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania. The meet is slated to start at 4:00 pm on May 11.