October 9, 2010

Wilson Leads Spartans; York Takes Fifth

TOWSON, Md. – The York College women's cross country team competed at the Goucher College Classic Saturday morning in Towson, Md. The Spartans took fifth out of the ten teams in attendance, registering 116 points. Susquehanna collected first-place as a team with 42 points.

Tuesday Wilson, an outstanding sophomore, recorded the Green and White's best finish of the race with a 17th-place finish out of 105 participants. Wilson's 26:14.30 not only enabled her to land in the top-20 but also proved the first time in her career that she has paced the Spartan squad in a traditional cross country race. (She and Spartan men's runner Ryan Janes combined to come in first for the Spartans at a relay-style dual-meet against Goucher last season.)

Corie Thompson and Nicole Danielewicz notched 20th and 21st, respectively. Thompson registered a 26:31.80 while Danielewicz, who ran a tremendous race in her own right, finished with a 26:33.40.

Taking 27th on the day, senior standout Melody Parshall traversed the 6,000-meter course in 26:45.00.

Fellow senior Laura Colantuono came in 44th for the Green and White, notching a 27:50.70.

Taking next week off from competition, the Spartans return to racing action on Saturday, October 23. York travels to Lancaster County Central Park to compete in the Battle of the Buggy Invitational, which is slated for a 10:00 am start.

COMPLETE WOMEN'S RESULTS

Tuesday Wilson photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com