Bison Cross Country Teams Compete At Spiked Shoe Meet
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - The Bucknell University men's and women's cross country teams competed in Penn State's Spiked Shoe Meet Saturday afternoon. The men's team finished third out of a total of 20 teams, while the women completed the meet second out of 17 teams.
The men's team compiled a team score of 120, and finished behind Oklahoma State and Penn State for the team title. Junior Wesley Reinhardt ran the 5.2-mile course in 26:49.14 to finish in 11th place over all and first for the Bison. Junior Nicholas Mousetis also came within the top 25 runners clocking 27:21.75(24th).
"I was very impressed with Wes, who ran a very smooth race," mentioned head coach Kevin Donner. "I was also happy with Doug Creveling who has now adjusted to the collegiate scene, and Billy Duffy who mad a nice collegiate debut."
Rounding out the teams scoring for the men's team was sophomore Douglas Creveling (27th, 27:30.19), junior Marcus Jones (30th, 27:35.38), and senior Eric Furst (33rd, 38.61). The Bison had a total of 24 participants entered in the meet.
The women's team gathered a team score of 82, and finished behind host Penn State running a 6K course. Setting the team's pace was senior Theresa Dennis with a time of 22:25.43 to place ninth overall. Following behind Dennis, included newcomers freshmen Alison Cole (16th, 22:56.72), Kayla Halloran (18th, 23:02.69), and Rachel Tutmaher (19th, 23:04.99) in the top 25 runners. Finishing the scoring for the women was senior Nicki Piper clocking in at 23:31.01. The women's team had a total of 22 runners entered in the meet.
"Theresa Dennis ran a solid race and gave us a low score," stated Donner. "I expect her to improve every week to put herself in contention for a return trip to the NCAA Championships. I was also very impressed with many of out rookies who have handled the collegiate concept of training quiet well."
Bucknell will return to action next Saturday, Sept. 14, when they travel to West Point, N.Y. to compete against Patriot League foe Army.
Top Three Team Finishers: Men: 1. Oklahoma State, 25; 2. Penn State, 79; 3. Bucknell, 120. Women: 1. Penn State, 22; 2. Bucknell, 82, 3. Allegheny College, 137.
Top 10 Individual Finishers: Men: 1. Jason Woolhouse, Oklahoma State, 25:36.47; 2. Derek Tate, Oklahoma State, 26:17.41; 3. Matt Moran, Nittany Spiked Shoe, 26:20.06; 4. Mark Stallings, Millersville, 26:21.07; 5. Ben Sigle, Oklahoma State, 26:27.99; 6. Will Edwards, Youngstown State, 26:30.38; 7. Dan Mazzocco, Penn State, 26:35.33; 8. Ben Lake, Oklahoma State, 26:38.85; 9. Chris McWatters, Oklahoma State, 26:43.29; 10. Chris Cowan, Lock Haven, 26:45.92. Women: 1. Tracey Brauksieck, Penn State, 21:10.91; 2. Julie Culley, Rutgers, 21:28.28; 3. Chelsea Lenge, Penn State, 21:51.03; 4. Miesha Marzell, Pony Express-Nvrc, 21:51.37; 5. Katy Hillard, Penn State, 22:02.17; 6. Molly Landreth, Penn State, 22.11.61; 7. Maureen Thomas, Penn State, 22:13.97; 8. Tara Johnson, Penn State, 22:19.96; 9. Theresa Dennis, Bucknell, 22:25.43; 10. Emily Schnitkey, Youngstown State, 22:32.62.
Cross Country Spiked Shoe Meet (2-2-2-2-2)
Additional Bucknell Finishers Men William Duffy, 33rd, 27:41.32 Stephen Schaefer, 42nd, 27:46.37 Jesse Graytock, 43rd, 27:48.11 Matias Palavecino, 46th, 27:52.86 Daniel Lounsbury, 57th, 28:07.81 Kevin Brown, 60th, 28:12.47 Sean McCarthy, 63rd, 28:17.19 Ryan Delaney, 64th, 28:17.89 Kevin Walsh, 71st, 28:22.28 Kevin Fortkiewicz, 91st, 28:50.14 Andrew Dinsmore, 106th, 28:58.35 Eric Heikkila, 112th, 29:05.19 Garfield Mathis, 129th, 29:31.28 John Trotta, 137th, 29:39.40 Adam Graytock, 138th, 29:39.83 Alexander Lash, 147th, 29:56.36 Koran Evans, 154th, 30:03.69 Gustav Rodewald, 171st, 30:30.08 Dan Weaver, 178th, 30:45.92
Jamie Gow, 33rd, 23:32.73
Julie Jakaboski, 36th, 23:42.48
Lauren Kinsey, 43rd, 23:51.36
Katherine Pfeifer, 51st, 23:57.73
Carolyn Mateskon, 59th, 24:08.97
Kelly Raffety, 66th, 24:15.83
Michelle Baylor, 76th, 24:26.70
Jennifer O'Conner, 82nd, 24:30.90
Jennifer Marsh, 85th, 24:36.04
Stephanie Keller, 88th, 24:37.23
Cecily Cairns, 90th, 24:40.07
Cadie Cargile, 96th, 24:45.00
Jennifer Malcolm, 100th, 24:56.28
Melissa Carmen, 121st, 25:21.35
Mary Heck, 132nd, 25:30.28
Katie Fantauzzo, 136th, 25:38.68
Isabel Stettinius, 146th, 25:49.30
Emily Luderer, 175th, 26:44.54