NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. – The Westminster College men’s and women’s cross country teams competed at the 2017 Presidents’ Athletic Conference (PAC) Cross Country Championships on Saturday afternoon. Westminster was the host.
The Titan women finished third out of nine teams with a team score of 74, for Westminster’s best finish since 2011. Titan sophomore Morgan Camerlo (Freeport, PA / St. Joseph) placed second out of 118 runners with a time of 23:29.97. Senior Katelynn Morrell (Boardman, OH / Boardman) placed in sixth place, posting a time of 23:55.63. Titan sophomore Katie Schrantz (New Castle, PA / Neshannock) (21st/24:57.92), first-year Allison Hampton (Ten Sleep, WY / Ten Sleep) (22nd/25:02.54), and senior Paige Baierl (Bellevue, PA / Northgate) (23rd/25:05.67) rounded out the top five for the Titans.
The Titan men finished eighth out of 10 schools, scoring a team score of 208. Westminster senior Joshua McFall (New Castle, PA / New Castle) finished best for the Titan men, running a time of 27:40.74 to finish in 25th place. Freshman Harrison Keenan (Cranberry, PA / Cranberry) finished next with a 32nd place time of 28:00.68. Freshman Chase Waldschmidt (New Castle, PA / Shenango) (45th/28:53.23), freshman Adam Bettwy (Clarion, PA / Clarion) (51st/29:18.10), and junior Michael Peters (Pittsburgh, PA / Mount Lebanon) (55th/30:08.25) rounded out the top five for the Titans.
Westminster will next compete at the NCAA Regional Meet on Saturday, November 11. Start time is set for 11 a.m.