November 1, 2008

Three Spartans Earn All-CAC Honors as York finishes Third at CAC Championships

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College men’s cross country team grabbed a third place finish at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships hosted by the University of Mary Washington on Saturday. The Spartans, who also finished third last season, landed a trio of runners on the All-CAC squad.
     Sophomore Bret Kilefner (Stevens, Pa./Cocalico), the reigning CAC men’s cross country Athlete-of-the-Week, covered the course in a strong 28:20.60, taking eleventh overall. Kilefner’s finish gave him his first All-CAC bid as he received second-team honors.
     Fellow sophomore Matt Provonche (Churchville, Md./C. Milton Wright) and junior Jason Hinkle (York, Pa./Eastern York) captured York’s other two All-CAC second-team spots, as they also are first time all-league runners. Provonche, who finished 24th in last season’s championships, ended up one spot behind Kilefner with a 12th-place finish in a time of 28:24.70. Hinkle’s effort resulted in a time of 28:36.90 and 14th place.
     Kevin Love (Royersford, Pa./Spring-Ford) landed just outside the All-CAC list, placing 19th and crossing the line at 28:56.20.
     Salisbury went on to win the team title while Mary Washington’s Frank DeVar won the individual crown. DeVar clocked a 26:34.60, over 40 seconds ahead of second place finisher Salisbury’s Zack Dickerson.
     York will next compete in the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regionals, which are slated for Saturday, November 15, in Waynesboro, Pa. The meet is set to begin at 11:00 am.

CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS  

Matt Provonche photo courtesy of Steve Doemland

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