MU wins first ever PSAC title
The Mansfield women's cross country team got top 10 finishes from Jess Scordino, Kristy Scordino and Lauren Norton to capture it's first-ever Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Championship Saturday.
"I've always believed with could have a team like this," said an ecstatic Mike Rohl. "All seven of our runners had their best races of the season but the championship was actually decided by each team's fifth runner and Destiny (Foster) really came through four us."
Jess Scordino finished 3rd overall, behind Bloomsburg's Victoria Davis and Edinboro's Sarah Krolick, with a time of 2:12.2 over the 6k course at Kutztown. Her twin sister Kristy Scordino was three spots back in 6th place at 22:30.6.
Lauren Norton, a Troy graduate, finished 15 seconds behind Kristy Scordino with time of 2:34.8 with fellow senior Savannah Boucher placing 14th overall in the field of 160 runners at 22:49.4.
Freshman Destany Foster, a Towanda graduate, rounded out the Mountaineers top five runners in 32nd place with a time of 23:29.2. Freshman Allison McCurry (24:18.4) and Lauren Orosz (2442.8) finished 55th and 70th respectively.
Mansfield finished with 65 points with Edinboro coming in second with 77 points and Shippensburg third with 103 points.
Mansfield stunned the field, knocking off four nationally-ranked programs and ending Shippensburg's five-year run of titles.
It marks Mansfield's first PSAC title in any sport since men's basketball and baseball captured conference titles in 1997. It was also only the second PSAC Championship won by a Mountaineer women's team since Mansfield won the conference volleyball title in 1983.
In the men's competition, senior Mike Robinson led the men to a surprising 10th place finish. Robinson placed 36th in scoring with a time of 26:50.4 over the 8K course. Jesse Jones was 41st at 27:01.6 while Joelsen Resimo (27:49.6), Ben Drexler (27:59.6) and Will Mullen (28:29.1) finished 64th, 70th and 77th respectively.
Lock Haven won the men's competition with a score of 37 followed by Edinboro with 72 points.