Women’s cross country shows determination at Slippery Rock

Anthony Jadus
Staff Writer

The team looks to improve and qualify for Lock Haven.

Saturday Oct. 20th at the PSAC Championships, the Millersville women’s cross-country team went up against numerous other schools at Slippery Rock University.
All together there were fifteen schools in attendance, and for Millersville, they were looking to leave their mark, and make sure to let others know that Millersville was a force to be reckoned with in more than just a few sports.
The cross-country team shows a strong passion for their sport, and a great fire burning for their drive to continually get better, and continually develop their skills and abilities. Saturday was a great day to get to do some further developing for the team.
The first Marauder to cross the finish line was senior Sarah Mulvey with a time of 24:05.2, which earned her he 39th overall spot amongst the runners. Right behind Mulvey was junior Brittney Martin with a time of 24:31.3, which got her the 55th place time.
As for the rest of Millersville’s squad, the next two runners to come in were freshmen Amanda Long and Elizabeth Reese. Amanda’s time of 25:15.0 gave her the 69th place, and Elizabeth came in at the 76th spot with her time of 25:32:2.
Lastly, Sarah Fink was scored fifth for MU with a time of 26:22.7 and the 87th overall spot.
Shippensburg led the other schools on the day with a score of 62, and Ship also had the top runner on the day with Katie Spratford crossing the finish line first with her time of 21:32.1.
Following behind Ship was Edinboro, placing second with their score of 73, and Indiana University of Pennsylvania taking third place finishing with 89 points.
Millersville took the 13th place at the competition with their overall team score of 310. Sarah Mulvey paced MU for the fifth time in their seven races thus far, and she led the team to a respectable day.
The team will look to learn from the day, and they will look to build on their performance going into their next event, which will be the NCAA Atlantic Regional at Lock Haven University if any of their runners qualify.