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Women’s Cross Country set for Atlantic Region Championships

LHU runner and Central Mountain graduate Laurel Moyer leads the pack in an NCAA cross country race.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The regionally-ranked Lock Haven University women’s cross country team is set for the 2018 NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Championships, scheduled for Saturday, November 17 at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park in Pittsburgh. The women’s 6,000-meter race is set for an 11:30 a.m. start.

The top three teams in each regional meet will automatically qualify for the NCAA Championships. An additional 10 teams will be selected as at-large teams based on criteria. The top two individuals who are not part of a qualifying team will earn a trip to NCAA’s as well as all individuals who finish in the top five who are not part of a qualifying team. Some individuals will also be selected as at-large runners.

LHU’s Championship lineup:

Sophomore Rachel Grow (Turbotville, Pa./Warrior Run)

Junior Amanda Hassinger (Milroy, Pa./Mifflin County)

Sophomore Cadie Kiser (Chambersburg, Pa./Chambersburg)

Sophomore Laurel Moyer (Lock Haven, Pa./Central Mountain)

Sophomore Morgan Perry (Quarryville, Pa./Solanco)

Junior Amanda Shultz (New Cumberland, Pa./Cedar Cliff)

Junior Caroline Stickley (Atglen, Pa./Octorara)

Junior Bryn Trout (Red Lion, Pa./Red Lion)

Racing on familiar ground:

Back on October 20, LHU raced at the Bob O’Connor Golf Course at Schenley Park and Laurel Moyer finished 21st out of 295 runners and led the LHU women’s cross country team to an 11th place team finish at the Pre-Nationals meet. The Bald Eagles flexed their Atlantic Region muscle as well, as they racked up a number of in-region upsets in the team standings on the day.

A look back at the PSAC Championships (Nov. 3):

For the first time in school history the Bald Eagles crowned three All-Conference runners, as the women’s cross country team soared to a fifth-place showing today at the 2018 PSAC Championships. Laurel Moyer, Cadie Kiser and Amanda Shultz all ran to All-Conference honors by way of their top-30 finishes. It marked the first time in school history where the LHU women have had three runners achieve All-Conference status in the same conference-championship race. As a team, the Bald Eagles finished fifth out of 17 teams and LHU was just two points behind fourth-place Seton Hill.

Last time out:

On Saturday (Nov. 10), LHU hosted the 2018 Go-Fast River Run and Amanda Hassinger finished second overall, while Bryn Trout placed third as the Bald Eagle duo led Lock Haven to victory.

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