Women’s XC takes home ‘Go Fast River Run’ title
The Shippensburg University women’s cross-country team meandered its way upstate to Lock Haven University (LHU) to participate in the Go Fast River Run held on Saturday on Clinton County’s beautiful 6-kilometer track.
SU took home some hardware, as it dominated the competition, won the race as a team and finished with three Top 5 runners. Among those three were freshman Maria Antoni and sophomores Sandra Kimborowicz and Abbie Todd.
Kimborowicz was the first finisher for the Raiders, as she finished in third-place with a time of 23:52.1. Her personal record comes at a pertinent time, as she led SU to become Go Fast River Run champions.
Following Kimborowicz’s clutch performance was Antoni, who finished fourth overall with a time of 24:03.1. Close behind was Todd, who finished just one second after Antoni to take home fifth place with a time of 24:04.6.
Freshman Katie Booth finished fourth for SU, and at 18th overall with a time of 25:36.8. Just a couple of runners later, freshman Abbie Jones took home 23rd place with a time of 26:17.4.
Fellow Raider freshman Kaitlin Regan and sophomore Candice Castillo finished just behind their teammates, wrapping up an already impressive performance. Regan finished in 28th place with a time of 27:58, while Castillo finished 33rd overall in 29:02.4. Both Castillo and Regan exponentially improved from their previous performances, as they both marked new personal bests on their 6-kilometer times.
The Shippensburg University men’s cross-country team accompanied the women’s team in traveling to Lock Haven University on Saturday, Oct. 29.
The men’s squad sent five Raiders to LHU for the annual run and finished second as a team. Freshman Brian Iatarola was a stand out performer for SU, as he finished sixth overall in just 26:05.
Senior Alec Brand came in 13th overall with a time of 26:40.4. Being the second finisher for SU, Brand solidified the great team performance that led to a second-place team finish. Brand shaved 15 seconds off his time in last year’s Go Fast River Run.
The next Raider to cross the finish line was freshman Brian Delany. Delany completed the race third for SU, and 24th overall, with an impressive time of 28:17.6. Following Delany was senior Kieran Sutton, who finished in 25th place with a time of 28:18.5.
The final runner for SU was junior Calvin Conrad-Kline, who completed the race in 28:18.5, finishing in 26th place.
Alongside current SU runners, multiple SU alumni participated in the race.
One of the alumni, Wade Miller, finished second overall with a time of 25:29. Matt Gillette, another alumni, took home fourth place with a time of 25:50.
The men’s squad looks ahead to hardware season, as they begin preparations for the Atlantic Region Championships.