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Cross Country Teams Wrap Up Seasons at NCAA Mid-East Regional
11/17/2003

CARLISLE, PA — The Frostburg State men's and women's cross country teams finished their seasons with solid showings at the NCAA Division III Mid-East Regional Championship Saturday at Dickinson College.

The Bobcat men scored 458 points to place 18th out of 35 teams, while the FSU women recorded 630 points to finish 24th out of 38 teams.

Haverford (64 points) edged Carnegie Mellon (73) for the men's team title, and host Dickinson (68) bested Allegheny (79) for the women's team crown.

Sophomore Ed May (Bryantown, Md./La Plata) led the Bobcat men's squad, finishing the 8,000-meter course in 27:31 to place 39th out of 249 runners. May missed earning All-Region honors by four spots.

Junior Brian Bonn (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie (Howard Community College)) placed 55th with a time of 27:59, while sophomore Sid Bittinger (Midland, Md./Westmar) finished 92nd in 28:40.

Junior Mike Replogle (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) was 131st in 29:17, and senior Kevyn Allgeier (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) was 145th in 29:32.

Freshmen Scott Yanus (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) and Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) finished 155th (29:44) and 169th (30:00), respectively.

"Ed ran the way one is supposed to run in a championship race and gave it all he had," said Bobcat head coach Randy Lowe. "Brian ran extremely well and continues to be an important addition to our program. However, our three, four and five runners didn't get the job done."

Freshman Bonnie Axman (Burke, Va./Robinson) led the FSU women, running the 6,000-meter course in 24:54 to place 58th out of 264 runners. She posted the ninth-highest finish by a freshman and earned All Mid-East Region Freshman Team honors.

Senior Beth Sauder (Oakland, Md./Southern Garrett) also posted a time of 24:54.

Sophomore Carolyn Kilkus (Rockville, Md./Richard Montgomery) placed 129th in 26:17, while freshman Sheila Kurtz (Thurmont, Md./Boonsboro) finished 167th in 27:17.

Freshman Michelle Carlquist (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) was 234th in 30:27.

"Bonnie ran very well, and Beth came close to a personal record and finished in fine fashion," Lowe said. "Sheila had a strong finish and set a personal record, but overall it wasn't our day."

"I'm very proud of the progess both the men's and women's teams made this season," Lowe added. "This group runs with integrity and represents Frostburg State very well.

"We are making healthy decisions in terms of lifestyle, and we are united in our goal of qualifying and running well at the national championships. As we gain more experience, we will put together more complete races."

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