Oliver and Yunkunis Earn Academic All-American Awards
11/6/14 – Congratulations to cross-country runners Ashley Oliver & David Yunkunis on being named to the USCAA Academic All-American Team! This is Oliver's second Academic All-American award.
Cross Country Competes at USCAA National Championships
11/7/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the USCAA National Championships on Friday afternoon in Syracuse, NY. This was the fourth consecutive National Championship appearance by the Mountain Lions.
In the men’s race, 186 runners competed. Kyle Borland finished in the top 100, finishing 91st overall. He had a time of 31:39 in the 8k race. As a team, Wilkes-Barre finished 19th out of 21 teams.
In the women’s race, 178 runners competed. Becky Wychock finished in the top 100, finishing 71st overall. She had a time of 28:45 in the 6k race.
At the awards banquet the evening before, Ashley Oliver and David Yunkunis were recognized by being named to Academic All-American by the USCAA.
Below are the places for each team.
Men’s (186 runners):
Kyle Borland – 91
Tyler Shelly – 115
David Yunkunis – 135
Joe Fiore – 155
Robert Stevens – 185
Women’s (178 runners):
Becky Wychock – 71
Ashley Oliver – 116
Lharizza Metz – 147
Mary Wychock – 155
Four Earn All-Conference at PSUAC Championships
10/11/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the PSUAC Championships on Saturday afternoon at University Park, PA. Four runners earned PSUAC All-Conference honors.
In the men’s 8k race, freshman Kyle Borland came in 3rd place with a time of 31:39, earning PSUAC All-Conference honors. Senior Tyler Shelly finished 6th overall with a time of 33:14, also earning All-Conference honors. Freshman Joseph Fiore finished in the top 20, ending up 18th.
In the women’s 6k race, senior Becky Wychock and junior Ashley Oliver both earned PSUAC All-Conference recognition for finishing 2nd and 4th. Wychock finished with a time of 26:18, and Oliver finished with a time of 26:57. Freshman Lharizza Metz finished in the top 20, ending the race in 19th place.
Wychock Wins LCCC Invitational Women’s Race
10/4/14 – Becky Wychock finished 1st (21:00) in the women’s race at the LCCC Invitational on Saturday. Ashley Oliver (22:22) finished 3rd overall. Wychock and Oliver both earned honors for finishing in the top 12 in the 5k race.
In the men’s race at the LCCC Invitational, Kyle Borland finished 2nd overall (30:15), while David Yunkunis finished 4th (32:23) and Tyler Shelly 7th (32:53). Borland, Yunkunis, and Shelly earned honors for finishing in the top 12 in the 8k race. The men’s team finished 2nd overall out of 6 teams.
The Mountain Lions will next race in the PSUAC Championships on Saturday, October 11th at University Park.
Three Medal in First Cross-Country Meet
9/13/14 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre cross-country team had three runners medal in the first meet of the 2014 season.
In the women’s meet, Becky Wychock finished second overall and in the PSUAC with a time of 22:37 in the 5k race. Ashley Oliver finished 10th overall and eighth in the PSUAC with a time of 24:17. As a team, Wilkes-Barre finished third out of four teams.
In the men’s meet, Kyle Borland finished 12th overall and 5th in the PSUAC with a time of 19:35 in the 5k. David Yunkinis finished 13th overall and sixth in the PSUAC with a time of 19:47. As a team, Wilkes-Barre finished second overall out of six teams.
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