YORK, Pa. – The York College men's cross country team received outstanding news early this week as the Spartans break into the top-ten in the Mideast Region according to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). Currently tied for ninth in the region, this marks the first time in the history of the program that York is ranked among the region's best.
"This is a tremendous accomplishment for our program," Spartan head coach Erick Camodeca said. "It is a testament to the hard work of each of our student-athletes. We have had some good results this year and we will be looking for more of those throughout the season."
The Green and White have certainly put together strong performances during the 2011 campaign. Most recently, the Spartans took first at the Coach Achtzehn Classic, besting ten other schools in attendance. The weekend prior, York took third at the competitive Lebanon Valley Invitational, finishing behind Elizabethtown and Johns Hopkins, programs ranked third and fifth in the region, respectively.
"Even though it is early in the season, it is a great accomplishment," Camodeca said. "The most important part is that we continue to build upon this success and that we are in the top-ten at the end of the year."
The Spartans now turn their attention to the Dickinson Invitational on Saturday, September 24. Start time is slated for 11:00 am.
York men's cross country photo courtesy of Theresa Dark - York College (Pa.) athletic communications student-photographer