Thompson Named Rookie-of-the-Year, Spartans Finish Third at Championships

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – The York College women’s cross country squad finished in third-place at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships Saturday, effectively defending their third spot from one year ago.
     A pair of Spartans took home All-CAC accolades as Melody Parshall (Dover, Pa./Homeschooled) finished sixth and Corie Thompson (Ambler, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham) took ninth. Parshall’s 24:32.60 resulted in sixth-place spot and her second consecutive all-league first-team honor.
    Thompson’s time of 24:52.50 gave her a second-team All-CAC placement and conference Rookie-of-the-Year accolades. Thompson’s Rookie-of-the-Year award is York’s second in as many seasons, as Parshall was named the league’s top newcomer in 2007.
     Sophomore Laura Colantuono (Carlisle, Pa./Cumberland Valley) was the Spartans’ third finisher, registering a time of 27:06.90 to place 26th at the championships.
     Salisbury took the overall team championship, edging out Mary Washington by a mere two points. Mary Washington’s Hayley Sullivan captured first with a time of 22:53.30.
     York is slated to compete at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional on November 15 in Waynesboro, Pa. The meet is set to begin at 11:00 am.


Corie Thompson photos courtesy of Mike Adams