Photo by Robert Cifone
WOMEN'S RESULTS |
PITTSBURGH - Carlow University crossed a few "firsts" off the
list Saturday at Schenley Park.
It was the University's first time hosting the River States
Conference Cross Country Championships.
It was also the first time since the women's cross country
program was reinstated in 2012 that a Celtic earned a berth to the
NAIA National Championship.
Larissa Kijowski (JR/Dayton, Pa.) ran one of
her best times of the year on Carlow's "home" course, finishing in
20:08 - enough to earn her sixth place out of 92 runners in the
conference. The time also earned her All-RSC First Team honors and
a bid to the national championship in Vancouver, Wash. on Nov.
Kijowski led a strong Carlow team that placed 8th of
11 teams in the conference.
Kaitlynn Melvin (SO/Belle Vernon, Pa.) and
Rachel Jones (SO/Holbrook, Pa.) placed
21st and 23rd respectively for the
Celtics, finishing in 21:38 and 21:52. Senior Katie
Winter (Pittsburgh, Pa.) earned the Champions of
Character award for the Celtics, which is awarded to an athlete who
best exemplifies the five core values of the NAIA: Respect,
Responsibility, Integrity, Sportsmanship and Servant
Point Park University won the women's title for the third year
in a row with a team score of 55 and three top-10 finishes. Alyssa
Campbell earned the individual title for the Pioneers with a time
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