Spartans Compete at Mideast Regionals

BETHLEHEM, PA – The York College women’s cross country squad completed their 2009 campaign this Saturday, finishing up the year at the NCAA Mideast Regionals hosted by Lehigh. As a team, the Spartans finished 29th out of 44 squads.

Senior Melody Parshall (Dover, Pa./Homeschooled) officially closes out her tremendous Spartan cross-country career after notching a 24:34.7. Parshall led the Green and White once again, as she completed the course in 110th out of 311 competitors. Parshall’s career was nothing short of stellar. The senior nabbed a trio of All-CAC accolades while leading the Spartans for the past three years.

Tuesday Wilson (York, Pa./Eastern York), York’s top rookie this season, took 158th in her first regional meet. Wilson crossed the line in a time of 25:17.0 as she posted an exceptional freshman season, showing promise of things to come.

Sophomore Corie Thompson (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) completes her sophomore campaign with a 25:18.1 time at the regional’s to garner 160th.

Claudia Hess (Reinholds, Pa./Cocalico) notched a 26:27.2 to take 209th for the Spartans.

Seniors Rebecca Sandrik (Dallastown, Pa./University), and Terah Bloemer (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale) also competed for the Spartan cross-country squad for the final time. Sandrik turned in a 26:35.1 while Bloemer crossed the line at 27:51.4.

Chelsea McCracken (Dillsburg, Pa./Northern) posted a 28:15.3 for the Green and White.

The Spartans return a majority of their roster from this season including standouts Wilson and Thompson.

COMPLETE NCAA MIDEAST REGIONAL WOMEN'S INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

COMPLETE NCAA MIDEAST REGIONAL WOMEN'S TEAM SUMMARIES

Terah Bloemer photo courtesy of Charlie Covell