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Men's Cross Country Wins Third Straight AMCC Title
11/02/2003

BRADFORD, PA — The Frostburg State men's cross country team captured its third straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship and its six title in the league's seven-year history Saturday at Pitt-Bradford.

The Bobcats placed five runners in the top 10 and scored 21 points to easily finish ahead of runner-up Penn State Behrend, which compiled 35 points.

Penn State Altoona (89), Pitt-Greensburg (108) and Lake Erie (154) finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively. La Roche, Hilbert and Pitt-Bradford did not place in the team standings.

Frostburg State powered its way to the crown by sweeping the top three places.

Sophomore Ed May (Bryantown, Md./La Plata) won the individual title by running the 8,000-meter course in 28:24.0. Last season, May finished third in 28:41 and earned AMCC Newcomer of the Year honors.

Junior Mike Replogle (Union Bridge, Md./Francis Scott Key) posted a runner-up finish for the second year in a row, posting a time of 28:38.0.

Junior Brian Bonn (Glen Burnie, Md./Glen Burnie) finished third in 28:35.5, overtaking three Penn State Behrend runners in the final mile to gain valuable points.

Sophomore Sid Bittinger (Midland, Md./Westmar) placed sixth with a time of 28:55.0, and senior Kevyn Allgeier (Bel Air, Md./C. Milton Wright) finished ninth in 29:16.0.

All five runners earned All-AMCC honors based on their top-10 finishes.

"Ed led from the gun, knew what he wanted to do and got the job done," said Bobcat head coach Randy Lowe. "Brian's performance was very important, and Kevyn ran an incredible race."

Freshmen Scott Yanus (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) and Andy Watson (Gaithersburg, Md./Damascus) finished 12th (29:42) and 13th (29:48), respectively, while junior Ron Lipscomb (Avilton, Md./Northern Garrett) was 17th (30:08).

Junior Jonathan Masse (Cumberland, Md./Fort Hill) placed 28th (30:44), followed by freshman Andrew Parker (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) at 33rd (31:34).

Freshman Mike Capon (Ebensburg, Pa./Bishop Carroll) was 36th (32:02) and fellow freshman Matt Litts (Arnold, Md./Broadneck) was 43rd (33:48).

Frostburg State returns to action in the NCAA Mid-East Regional Championship meet November 15 at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pa.

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