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Spartans Down Gophers in Relay Meet
YORK, PA – The York College men’s
and women’s cross country teams defeated Goucher College
Saturday morning 24-31 in a relay-style meet at nearby John Rudy
Park. This was the final tune-up for the Spartans before heading
into the Capital Athletic Conference Championships on Saturday,
The specialty event pitted six pairs of runners from each institution, with each pair consisting of a male and female runner, against one another in an effort to secure not only the team win but the top pairs time as well.
The Spartans took the top two finishes in the meet as the duo of Corie Thompson (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) and Bret Kilefner (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico) combined to record a time of 34:36 as they took first in the race. Laura Colantuono (Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Valley) and Andrew Friesma (Adamstown, Pa./Cocalico) teamed up to clock a 35:52.
Goucher would go on to secure the next three spots before York grabbed finishes six through eight. Terah Bloemer (Stewartstown, Pa./Kennard-Dale) and Patrick Lestrange (Green Brook, N.J./Watchung Hills Regional) registered a total time of 37:45 while the teams of Claudia Hess (Reinholds, Pa./Cocalico) and Kevin Snyder (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion), and Brittany MacFadden (New Freedom, Pa./Susquehannock) and Javier Skwara (Wharton, N.J./Morris Hills) tabbed 37:59 and 38:27 respectively.
Anne McElwee (Wilmington, Del./Concord) and Shane Lohss (Dover, Pa./Northeastern) finished out the times for the green and white clocking in at 42:18.
The Spartans are set to travel to Fredericksburg, Va. next weekend for the CAC Championships. Both the men’s and women’s squads will be looking to best their third place finishes from a year ago.
Photos of meet winners, Corie Thompson and Bret Kilefner