Parshall Named the CAC Co-Rookie-of-the-Year

YORK, PA – York College freshman runner Mandy Parshall (Dover, Pa./Homeschooled) has been named the 2009 Capital Athletic Conference Co-Rookie-of-the-Year. Parshall shares the award with Salisbury’s Jennifer Houghton.

Parshall had a tremendous Capital Athletic Conference championship meet on April 18. She won the 800-meter run in a time of 2:25.92 as she won the event by almost two full seconds. Parshall then completed the middle distance sweep with victory in the 1,500-meter run as she notched a time of 4:57.39. That mark was over five second better than the runner-up and was a York College school record. She was also the anchor leg of the 4x400 relay team that finished second in the CAC.

Parshall is the first Spartan women’s track and field athlete to earn the CAC Rookie-of-the-Year award since it’s inception in 1997.

Parshall got off to a late start for the 2009 track season, as she was a member of the York College women’s basketball team that advanced to the NCAA Division III Sweet 16 after their 27-3 season.

She opened her outdoor season with a second place finish in the 800 at the Lebanon Valley Invitational.

Parshall followed that up with wins in the 800 and the 1,500 at the Goucher Classic. She won the 800 in a time of 2:27.38 while she posted a time of 5:03.50 in the 1,500.

Parshall and her Spartan teammates conclude the 2009 regular season with the York College Charity Meet on Saturday, May 2. The meet is scheduled to begin at 9:00 am at the Grumbacher Sport & Fitness Center Track.