The Roaring Lions proved that they are poised and ready for the PSUAC conference meet with their performance at the Hood College Invitational.
Junior Cameron Coffey(Brownsville) ran a school record 27:36, enroute to a 18th finish. He lead the Roaring Lions team that saw nearly the whole team set personal records(PR). The team finished 12th out of the 20 teams that participated, in a field dominated by NCCA teams including power house Grove City.
Coffey was helped by Freshman Micheal Elliot(Beth Center), who ran 31:29. Senior Jesse Varndell(Albert Gallatin) increased his PR by nearly 2 minutes finishing in 32:35. Freshman Anthony Berdine(Washington) followed in 35:43. Soph. Kyle Slavic(Monesson) battled through foot pain to finish in 36:23. Dalton Kirkpatrick(Connellsville) rounded out the team in 38:12. In the women's race, Sophmore Kirsten Webb finished in 38:14.
"I felt that today really gave the team a lot of confidence," said Coach Joe Carei. "Everyone ran well and felt really good after their race."
The team will have a bye week and then will travel to the PSUAC conference meet. The meet will be held at Penn State Mont Alto on Saturday, October 29th.