Parshall, Thompson Compete at NCAA Regionals

WAYNESBURG, PA – A pair York College women’s cross country runners competed at the NCAA Mideast Regional Meet Saturday at Waynesburg University in the southwestern portion of Pennsylvania. Over 300 runners represented numerous institutions throughout the region for the regional meet.
     Junior Melody Parshall (Dover, Pa./Homeschooled), a 2008 first-team All-Capital Athletic Conference performer, was York’s top finisher traversing the course in 24:42. Parshall’s time landed her in 75th place for the meet as she averaged a pace of 6:38.
     Freshman standout Corie Thompson (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham), who landed on the second-team All-CAC squad and was named the league’s Rookie-of-the-Year at the CAC Championship two weeks ago, registered 130th place in the meet. Thompson’s 6:52 average pace resulted in a finishing time of 25:35.
     York’s final race of the 2008 season means the Spartans now set their sights on next season. With no seniors on this year’s roster, the green and white are set to sport plenty of experience and talent in their 2009 lineup.

COMPLETE MIDEAST REGIONAL RESULTS - Courtesy of Waynesburg University Sports Information

Melody Parshall photo courtesy of Steve Doemland