Spartans Finish in Top-15 at NCAA Mideast Regionals

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – The York College women's cross country team closed out their 2011 campaign in fine fashion on Saturday, finishing tied for 14th with 478 points at the NCAA Mideast Regionals hosted by DeSales University.

Out of the 47 teams in attendance, the Spartans put together an outstanding performance by taking at top-15 spot. Overall, the Green and White had three runners finish in the top-100, marking a fantastic feat.

Senior Mandy Parshall took York's top spot by finishing 59th overall out of 334 competitors. In her final collegiate cross country race, Parshall traversed the 6K course in 24:43. Parshall concludes her career after being selected as the 2010 Capital Athletic Conference Women's Cross Country Athlete of the Year and landing on the all-league list in both 2010 and 2011.

Freshman Misty Parshall snagged 90th in her first regional meet. Gaining significant experience, Parshall ran to a 25:20 for the Green and White just two weeks after taking ninth overall, grabbing a spot on the All-CAC squad at the annual conference championships.

Nicole Danielewicz proved York's third top-100 finisher, taking 99th. Danielewicz closes out the 2011 cross country season by posting a 25:29 at the regional meet.

Tuesday Wilson and Jess Miller crossed the finish line at 25:37 and 25:47, respectively. Rachel Berninger and Emily Abell completed their first regional meet in 26:31 and 28:11.

PHOTO: Senior Mandy Parshall competes at York's Coach Achtzehn Classic earlier this season. Courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications student-photographer