Vikings Place Fourth At Slippery Rock Invitational

Vikings Place Fourth At Slippery Rock Invitational

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – The Cleveland State cross country team competed in its third straight 6K race Saturday, placing fourth as a team at the Slippery Rock Invitational. CSU was just three points shy of a third place finish, ending the meet with 72 points.

"We had a great race today, I was very excited to see the improvement from last week's 6K and hopefully we can continue improving throughout the next couple weeks heading into the league championship," head coach Joe Jaketic said. "The weather conditions were much better today, and we definitely took advantage of that. This group continues to work hard in every single practice and they are seeing the results of that with their excellent performances week after week."

The Vikings were paced by Tori Holt, who placed sixth overall with a time of 24:29. Holt's time ranks 24th on CSU's Top Performances list – marking her second time on the 6K list. The freshmen duo of Ashlyn Woods and Erin Pavick also notched top-15 finishes for the Vikings, Woods with a time of 24:51 (10th) and Pavick with a time of 25:08 (12th).

Katie Webb was next to finish for CSU, placing 20th overall with a time of 25:41. Finishing behind Webb were Alanna Shamrock (26:09-28th) and Amelia Holt (26:12-29th), while Sarah Mallow placed 32nd crossing the line in 26:53.

Ashley Lydic was the next Viking to finish, posting a time of 27:11 (35th), while Brittany Carson finished 38th in a career-best 6K time of 27:20. Jesse Stallings (27:27), Shannon Kruger (28:35), Amanda Kalain (28:48), Megan O'Keefe (29:12) and Ashley Berlin (29:55) also competed for the Vikings Saturday.

The Vikings will be in action next at the Wilmington Fall Classic (Friday, Oct. 18), their final tune-up before the 2013 Horizon League Championship.

CSU Results
6. Tori Holt, 24:29
10. Ashlyn Woods, 24:51
12. Erin Pavick, 25:08
20. Katie Webb, 25:41
28. Alanna Shamrock, 26:09
29. Amelia Holt, 26:12
32. Sarah Mallow, 26:53
35. Ashley Lydic, 27:11
38. Brittany Carson, 27:20
39. Jesse Stallings, 27:27
51. Shannon Kruger, 28:35
52. Amanda Kalain, 28:48
59. Megan O'Keefe, 29:12
63. Ashley Berlin, 29:55