Local runners compete at NCAA regionals
BY KEVIN WOODRUFF
Wyoming County Press Examiner
Several local college cross country runners competed in the NCAA Mid East Regional cross country championships on Saturday, hosted by Dickinson College in Big Springs.
Lackawanna Trail graduate Justin Clarke, a sophomore, and Tunkhannock graduate Jeremy Stonier, a junior, represented Keystone College.
Clarke was Keystone’s second runner to cross the
finish line, taking 74th overall with a time of 27:10.9, while Stonier was the Giants’ fourth finisher in 120th place at 27:58.
The pair made it to the Mid East Regional as Clarke finished fifth overall in the Colonial States Athletic Conference championship with a time of 28:01, while Stonier took 10th overall with a time of 28:27.
Lackawanna Trail grad Alicia Breita, a freshman at Keystone, finished in 262nd place with a time of 28:17.4, to be the Giants’ second female finisher.
Breita took 25th in the CSAC championship with a time of 24:00.
Blue Ridge graduate Mike Robbs, a freshman, took 249th place at Regionals with a time of 30:01.2, after he placed 17th overall at the CSAC’s with a time of 30:17,
Forest City graduate Mike Kubus, a senior, took 53rd overall at CSAC’s with a time of 33:53, and did not compete in Regionals.
Gettysburg College freshman Jeff Horvath, an Elk Lake graduate, took 119th overall at Regionals on Saturday with a 27:57.9 finish.
Horvath took 54th overall in the Centennial Conference championship with a time of 27:30 a week earlier.
Cairn University senior Ellen Squier, an Elk Lake graduate, paced her team in the 6K as she took 71st overall with a time of 24:38 on Saturday.
Squier took 14th place overall in the CSAC girls’ race with a time of 21:54 to head to Regionals.
A pair of Blue Ridge graduates, senior Laurie Hall and sophomore Allison Hall each completed their seasons with a trip to the NCAA Atlantic Regional race as Allison took 58th at 24:26 and Laurie placed 74th at 24:46.
East Stroudsburg freshman Chelsea Wootten, a Tunkhannock grad, took 103rd at the Atlantic Regional with a time of 25:39.
Tunkhannock graduate Amanda Hunt, a sophomore at Morrisville State competed in the ECAC championship taking a 72nd place finish at 25:12.