Women's cross country wins AMCC - The Behrend Beacon

Women's cross country wins AMCC

Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Author: Adam Terragnoli (sports editor)

A determined cast came to run Saturday morning. The women’s cross country team looked strong as they won their fourth Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship.

The team had an impressive showing with seven runners finishing in the top ten. Their success ended Franciscan’s four-year run.

Junior Catie Bertges led the Lions with a second-place finish, crossing the finish line with a time of 23:53.5. Shortly behind was junior Haley Hughes who finished in fourth place with a time of 24:15.5. 

Junior Victoria Harwood, a first- year runner, finished sixth for the Lions with a time of 24:31.9. Finishing right behind her in seventh place with a time of 24:50.2 was junior Katie Spade. 

Finishing eighth was freshman runner Danielle Stanko. Stanko finished with a time of 25:04.0. 

Rounding out the top ten was senior Katie Patterson, who finished in ninth with a time of 25:14.8. Junior Jamie Szramowski finished 10th. 

All of Behrend’s top-five runners earned first-team All-AMCC honors. Patterson and Szramowski earned first-team accolades. The team will be running again Nov. 10 at the NCAA Mideast Regional.