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Penn State DuBois Runners Compete at National Championships

11/9/2010 —

DuBois – Three members of the Penn State DuBois cross country team competed on the national level recently. Kyle Gordon, Gabrielle Brennan, and Christopher Antonio ran in the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's (USCAA) Cross Country National Championships at the New Hampshire Technical Institute (NHTI) in Concord, New Hampshire.


Brennan placed 68th of 86 in a 6k race, with a time of 32:24.  In the 8k race, with 122 runners participating, Antonio placed 94th  with a time of 32:53, and Gordon came in at 110 with a time of 35:54. 


"The runners ran well on such a flat course.  It was a good change to the hills that are normally raced in Pennsylvania," said Penn State DuBois cross country coach Jeremy Bochert. "The breakout performer is Chris Antonio as he improved by 5 minutes today in the 8k compared to his last race.  "It was good experience for all three runners and I hope that they have gained something special from this race, as I have."


The over all champion in the women’s race was Logan Fry of St. Mary’s-of-the-Woods College at 24:08.   St. Mary’s-of-the-Woods also claimed the team championship.  The men’s championship race was won by Abram Deng of Spalding University in 25:22.  Spalding University won the men’s team championship.


The USCAA is a national organization that provides quality athletic competition on a regional and national level.  Nation-wide, the USCAA holds a membership of 64 higher education institutions. Those member institutions include schools like the University of Cincinnati-Clermont, the University of Maine-Augustus, Ohio State University-Marion, The University of Pittsburgh-Titusville, and campuses within the Penn State system.   


For more information visit http://www.theuscaa.com

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