Lemont Furnace, PA – On Saturday, October 28th, the Penn State Fayette Cross Country team would travel to Penn State Mont Alto to compete for the 2017 PSUAC Cross Country Championships. Last year, the men's cross country team for Penn State Fayette were victorious at the 2016 PSUAC Championships. Coach Carei and the Roaring Lions were ready to compete and capture another title.
Like last year, Penn State Fayette was dominate and captured yet another PSUAC title for the men's team. The Roaring Lions would have 4 runners that would be selected 1st team, all conference. Those 4 runners were Devin Pisarski, Aaron Mylan and Nyoah Marteny for the men's team and Anna Elko for the women's team. Penn State Fayette have 7 runners that were selected 2nd team, all conference. For the men, those runners were Michael Elliot, Pj Savini, Austin Bittner and Carmen Cavanaugh. For the women, they would be Stephanie Hall and Amber Glodziak.
Coach Carei is very proud of what his team accomplished this season and especially at the 2017 Championships. Carei stated "It was a great win for the guys and I was excited to have a full girls team finish for the first time. It was a real team effort. Our top three guys ran together until the last 400 meters and our 5-8 runners were together for nearly the first four miles. They were able to motivate and encourage each other throughout the race. The team should great unity."
Coach Carei would also comment, "I am real excited for our coaches and athletic department for encouraging our runners. 6 out of our 11 all-conference runners, never ran high school cross country, so it says a lot about Penn State Fayette Athletics. The perserverence of our women's team showed. Emma Hepler, played for the Lady Lions basketball team Thursday night. Johanna Griswold was battling knee injuries all year, but hobbled around the course so we could have a team finish."
Congratulations to our 2017 Penn State Fayette Cross Country team on an outstanding regular season and for capturing another PSUAC title!
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