Friday, November 10, 2017

Lycoming Warrior Cross Country runners set for Mideast Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Dickinson University

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – After entering the top-five in program history this season, senior Rachel Fritz (Honesdale, Pa./Honesdale) will lead a group of 13 Lycoming College cross country runners at the NCAA Mideast Regionals on Saturday, Nov. 11 at Dickinson University.

The men’s race starts at 11 a.m. while the women’s race is set to begin at 12:15 p.m.

Fritz set the fourth-fastest time in program history in her last race at the Middle Atlantic Conference Championships when she ran a 25:03.5. Her time was also the 15th-best for Lycoming at the MACs in program history, as she finished 34th in the race. Last season, Fritz finished second on the team while leading the team to a school-record 34th at regionals.  

Also running for the women are sophomores Kaylee Long (Milton, Pa./Milton Area), Keely Laidacker (Turbotville, Pa./Warrior Run) and Amanda Goulden (Wharton, N.J./Morris Hills), junior Kaitlyn Barmore (Succasunna, N.J./Roxbury) and seniors Kaitlin Fair (Manheim, Pa./Manheim Central) and Rachel Ham (San Antonio, Texas (Home-schooled).

Long has consistently been one of the top runners for the Warriors this year, as she finished first on the team in five of the seven meets. Last year at regionals, Long ran a career-best and program record at regionals with a time of 24:01. Her best time this year was a 25:21.3 at the DeSales Invite on Oct. 7.

Goulden posted a time of 27:46 at last year’s NCAA Mideast Regional. Her best time this year is a run of 29:26.3 set at the MACs.

After not competing at regionals last year, Fair and Ham will look to improve on their season bests. Fair ran a season-best 31:55.8 at the MACs last week while Ham ran a 31:39.2 at the Gettysburg Invite. Laidacker, in her first year competing, ran a career-best 34:47.7 at the MACs. Competing at her first regional, Barmore will look to improve on her season-best of 34:03.5 set at the DeSales Invite.

After finishing 42nd last year, the team’s highest finish in five years, the men will be led by freshman Daniel Moses (Cape May, N.J./Wildwood Catholic), who ran a career-best 29:37.3  at the Gettysburg Invite. Last week at the MACs, he finished first on the team with a 31:27.8.

Also running for the men are seniors Sean Hastings (Levittown, Pa./Neshaminy), Trenton Jones (Houston, Texas/KIPP Sunnyside) and Joseph Ingrum (Lodi, Calif./Lodi), juniorAndrew Dion (Tiverton, R.I./Tiverton) and freshman Maverick Stenger (Mifflinburg, Pa./Mifflinburg Area).

Ingrum is the returner with the best time from last year’s regionals, as he ran a 31:20. His best time this season was a 32:40.4 at last week’s MACs. Dion finished in 31:51 last year at regionals and his season-best of 33:18.2 set at the MACs.

Stenger has consistently been one of the Warriors top runners this season and he will look to improve on his 32:10.1 career-best time set at the DeSales Invite. Hastings ran a season-best 33:32.2 at the Gettysburg Invite and he will look to best his 30:05.3 set at the 2014 regionals. Jones will be competing in the regionals for the first time in his career.

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