October 31, 2011

Childres Chosen Spartan Athlete of the Week on October 31

YORK, Pa. – York College is pleased to announce that junior men’s cross country runner Steven Childres has been selected as the Spartan Athlete of the Week for the week of October 24th-30th.

Childres, an entrepreneurship major from Ellicott City, Md., finished second at Saturday’s snowy Capital Athletic Conference Championship meet held at York’s John Rudy Park. He and teammate Tim Hartung crossed the finish line together at 28:29.  However, in the chip-timed event, Childres was awarded second with a time of 28:29.30, only two-hundredths of a second behind Hartung.  His second-place finish helped to lead the Spartan squad to their first CAC title in program history.

For his efforts, Childres was named the CAC Men’s Cross Country Athlete of the Year for his performance at the championship meet and his leadership throughout his 2011 campaign.

"This serves to show Steve's outstanding leadership for this squad throughout the year," head coach Erick Camodeca said. "He really deserves this as he is such a great leader for a squad full of freshmen and sophomores. I could not be happier for him."

Childres and the Spartans now turn their focus towards the NCAA Mideast Regionals, which will be hosted by DeSales University on Saturday, November 12th.  The race is slated to begin at 11:00am in Center Valley Pa.

2011-2012 SPARTAN ATHLETES OF THE WEEK 

Release writen by Alex Pierce - York College (Pa.) Athletic Communications Practicum Student