2009 Atlantic Regional
RELEASE DATE: 3/18/10
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Mansfield cross country men’s and women’s teams named to USTFCCCA
All-Academic Team honors
– The Mansfield University men’s and women’s 2009 cross country teams have both
earned All-Academic Team honors from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country
Coaches Association (USTFCCCA).
For a team to be
considered for the USTFCCCA All-Academic Team award, they must have competed and
compiled a team score at an NCAA Regional Championship and also have a minimum
3.00 team cumulative GPA.
The Mountaineer men were
one of 62 team across the country who meet USTFCCCA All-Academic Team criteria
by scoring in the NCAA Division II Atlantic Regional held in Mansfield in
November and combining for a team GPA of 3.12.
The Pennsylvania State
Athletic Conference (PSAC) had the most team qualify for All-Academic Team
honors of any conference in the nation. Mansfield finished fifth highest in team
GPA of the 11 PSAC schools.
The Mountaineer women
were one of 102 NCAA Division II programs across the country to earn USTFCCCA
All-Academic team recognition.
The Mansfield women were
also recorded the fifth-best cumulative GPA of the 13 PSAC schools that earned
the honor with a 3.52 team GPA.
IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Mansfield’s Brenae Edwards wins IC4A/ECAC women’s cross
country championship against all NCAA Division I field
YORK, NY -- Mansfield University junior standout Brenae Edwards
took the lead in the last 200 yards and held on to capture first place in the
University Division of the IC4A/ECAC Championship at Van Cortlandt Park in the
Bronx Saturday afternoon.
competing against an all Division I field, finished the 5k course in a time of
17:25.0, passed Rochelle Sceats, an Australian runner attending George Mason
extending her lead to more than eight seconds before she broke the tape at the
finish line. 192 runners finished the race.
wanted to run a good race,” said Edwards. “I wanted to be among the leaders at
the end and thought I could -- things just worked out.”
justification of sorts for Edwards, who missed a chance by one place to go to
the NCAA National Championship after finishing sixth overall at the NCAA
Atlantic Regional two weeks ago. Now she’s Mansfield’s first IC4A/ECAC cross
just worked so hard and had such a great year,” said head coach Mike Rohl.
“She may have been denied a chance to run in the national championship, but I’ll
take an ECAC Champion any day.”
Mansfield was the only NCAA Division II team to compete in the race which
featured 19 NCAA Division I programs. The Mountaineers finished 12th
in the 20 team field with 342 points. Marist College won the women’s team title
followed by the University of Albany, Towson and Binghamton University.
Clarissa Cummings was Mansfield’s
next highest runner finishing 50th overall with a time of 19:28.6 in
the final cross country meet of her collegiate career. Freshman Becky
Kratz was 72nd (19:50.9). Bethany Coons was
128th (20:39.0) with Irene Primer and Kelley
Hollenbeck finishing 143 and 144 respectively.
Mansfield men finished 16th over in the 24 team men’s field with 382
points. Joe Stanek was the Mountaineers top finisher placing 23rd
overall (26:34.6) in the 204 runner field.
won the men’s team title followed by the University of Albany, New Hampshire,
Army and Pittsburgh.
Sean Vollenweider was Mansfield’s
next best finisher placing 68th overall (27:30.3) with Bud
Plaszenski finishing 79th (27:36.6), Nate MacNabb
93rd (27:47.7) and Kevin Cusworth 142 (28:51.4).
USTFCCCA Atlantic Region Men’s Poll
USTFCCCA Athletic Region Women's Poll
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