November 6, 2010

PARSHALL WINS; NAMED CAC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY ATHLETE-OF-THE-YEAR

SALISBURY, Md. – For the first time in the history of the York College women's cross country program, Mandy Parshall has garnered the Capital Athletic Conference Athlete-of-the-Year following a triumphant performance at Saturday's CAC cross country championships. Parshall captured the race victory with a tremendous 22:35 over the Winterplace Park course.

"Mandy was in third-place heading into the last mile," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. "I knew that if she could find that final burst no one would catch her. She ran a terrific race today."

Parshall's win led the Green and White to a solid third-place finish out of the nine CAC schools. York tallied 78 points while Salisbury – the meet winner – notched 34 and Mary Washington tabbed 57.

The York squad also saw terrific results from several Spartans. Senior Melody Parshall, in her final CAC Championships, ran to a 24:07 as she just missed out on her fourth all-conference accolade. Parshall went on to take 17th on the day.

On the other end of the spectrum, Nicole Danielewicz ran in her first CAC Championships registering an 18th-place finish. Danielewicz recorded a 24:09.

Spartan stalwarts Corie Thompson and Tuesday Wilson picked up finishes at the 20th and 22nd spots, respectively. Thompson put together a 24:15 while Wilson's came in at 24:20. 

Senior Laura Colantuono took 27th on the day as she finished in a time of 25:16.

Abby Peller (25:33), Chelsea McCracken (26:00), and Amy Stickle (27:35) also ran well for the Spartans.

"Everyone ran their hearts out today," Camodeca beamed. "We picked up a convincing third and I think that surprised a lot of people. I am so happy with our overall performance."

York returns to meet action on Saturday, November 13, when they compete in the NCAA Mideast Regionals.

RESULTS

COMPLETE CAC RELEASE

Mandy Parshall photo courtesy of Zach Clabaugh - www.sharpedgefoto.com

 
 
 

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