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Cross Country Sweeps Titles at AMCC Championships
11/02/2002

ERIE, PA — Both the Frostburg State men's and women's cross country teams won their respective titles at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships Saturday at Penn State Behrend.

On the men's side, sophomore Mike Replogle (Francis Scott Key/Union Bridge, Md.) was one of five Bobcats to place in the top seven, turning in a runner-up showing in 28:40. Freshman Ed May (La Plata/Bryantown, Md.) finished third in 28:41, while freshman Sid Bittinger (Midland, Md./Westmar) was fourth in 28:43.

Sophomores Jonathan Masse (Fort Hill/Cumberland, Md.) and Ron Lipscomb (Northern Garrett/Avilton, Md.) were sixth and seventh, respectively. Masse posted a time of 29:08, while Lipscomb finished in 29:29.

Freshman Robert Wilson (Fort Hill/Cumberland, Md.) was FSU's other top-10 finisher, placing 10th in 29:59.

The Bobcats, who won the men's title for the second straight year and the fifth in the last six years, scored 22 points to easily outdistance Penn State Behrend, which finished with 46 points.

La Roche was third (79), Penn State Altoona fourth (113), Pitt-Greensburg fifth (129), Pitt-Bradford sixth (184) and Lake Erie seventh (189).

La Roche's Andrew Musinguzi won his second straight individual title, finishing in 28:35.

The Bobcat women placed five runners in the top nine to capture their fifth overall AMCC title. FSU, which placed second a year ago, scored 34 points to edge defending champion Penn State Behrend, which had 42 points.

Freshman Sarah Valenta (Frostburg, Md.) led FSU with a fourth-place showing in 25:33. Freshman Carolyn Kilkus (Richard Montgomery/Rockville, Md.) was sixth in 26:06, followed by junior Katy Eads (Central Lee/West Point, Iowa), who placed seventh in 26:14.

Junior Beth Sauder (Southern Garrett/Oakland, Md.) was eighth with a time of 26:15, and senior Inga Olsen (Catoctin/Thurmont, Md.) finished ninth in 26:28.

Penn State Behrend's Jessica Sarver won the individual crown with a time of 24:18.

"Both teams really got the job done today," said FSU head coach Randy Lowe. "We aim to peak at three meets — the conference, the regional and the national championships — and everything is coming together at the right time. Our goal now is to move up seven or eight places in both the men's and women's standings at the NCAA Regional Championships November 16."

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu