2013 Snowflake Chase Slated

The 2013 Snowflake Chase 5 Mile Run and 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk will be sponsored by the Garrett Lakers Cross Country running team and UNOS Chicago Bar and Grill and will be held Saturday, January 19, 2013, at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Registration will be held 8:30-9:30AM on race day. All proceeds will benefit the David K. Martin Legacy.

For more information and/or to download a brochure/registration form, click here.

Cross Country Nationals

The 2012 Garrett College cross country season came to a close last Saturday, November 10th, as the men and women ran in it’s final race at the 75th NJCAA Division III National Championship held at SUNY Delhi in New York. Twenty-eight teams from seven states battled for the championship title. The Lady Laker’s finished 10th overall, while the men were an incomplete team. The men’s team of Harper College and the Gloucester County College women’s team took home the national’s trophies.

“All in all, it was a great experience for our team,” said head coach Angie Sincell. “We made history for Garrett College as the first cross country team to go to Nationals, and I am proud of how these athletes performed.”

Lindsey Smith led the Laker’s women’s team in 47th place with a time of 24:15. Lauren Keefer crossed the line in 50th place with a time of 24:23. Teammate Alicia Brown was 67th in 25:35; Alyssa Bailey earned a PR with her 27:46 and finished 85th; and Kayley Green crossed the line in 100th place with her best time of 33:37.

“These ladies worked hard this season and I am proud of what they accomplished,” said Sincell. “They crossed that line with smiles on their faces because they knew they had a great race, and have already expressed excitement for next season.”

Leading the Laker men’s team was Rashee Davis who finished in 111th with a time of 36:09. He was followed by David Williams who placed 118th in 41:40; James Cloyd, 121st, in 46:27; and William Harris, 123rd, in 48:58.

“The men had a harder time with the course than usual and there are certain things that could have been better, but with this kind of race I think it was good for them to understand just what it is all about. I’m grateful they were able to go and get that kind of experience,” said Coach Sincell.

Capturing the women’s and men’s individual titles for the NJCAA National Championships was Samantha Farina of Ocean County College who finished the 5K course in 20:37 and Troy Cunningham of Harper College who clocked at 27:53 for the 8K race.

The men’s team of Harper College and the Gloucester County College women’s team took home the national’s trophies. Final team standings in the men’s race were Gloucester County College in second place; Delhi in third; Ocean County College, fourth; Howard CC and Alfred State tied for fifth; Mohawk Valley CC, seventh; Suffolk CC, eighth; Queensborough CC, ninth; North Country CC, 10th; Onondaga CC, 11th; Middlesex CC, 12th; Finger Lakes CC, 13th; Lorain County CC, 14th; Broome CC, 15th; and Herkimer County CC, 16th. Other colleges with incomplete teams were Garrett; Luzerne County CC; Sullivan County CC; Dutchess CC; Kingsborough CC; Hudson Valley CC; Schoolcraft College; Thaddeus Stevens; Fashion Institute of Technology; and Joliet Junior College.

For the women’s race, the team standings were Mohawk Valley CC in second; Alfred State, third; Ocean County College, fourth; Suffolk CC, fifth; Fashion Institute of Technology, sixth; Howard CC, seventh; Anne Arundel CC, eighth; Lorain County CC, ninth; Garrett, 10th; Herkimer County CC, 11th; and Queensborough CC, 12th. Other colleges with incomplete teams were Broome CC; Dutchess CC; Finger Lakes CC; Harper College; Joliet Junior College; Kingsborough CC; Luzerne County CC; Middlesex CC; North Country CC; Onondaga CC; Schoolcraft College; Sullivan County CC; and Westmoreland County CC.

Cross Country Meet Results

The Garrett Laker men’s and women’s cross country teams are back for the second season with two meets already under their belt. The Laker’s opened competitions on Saturday, September 8th with a 3.1-mile meet at Westmoreland County Community College. The second meet of the season, the Mack Cooper Classic, was hosted by Slippery Rock University on Friday, September 14, at Cooper’s Lake Campground, PA. The women raced a 6K (3.7 mile) course and the men raced a 8K (5-mile) course.

At WCCC, the women were edged by WCCC with 59 points and the Lakers came in third out of four teams with 63 points. University of Pitt-Greensburg won the race with 34 points and La Roche came in fourth with 68 points. Leading the Lakers was Lauren Keefer, a freshman, coming in 6th place out of 24 runners in a time of 25:01. Teammate Lindsey Smith, a sophomore, followed in 7th place just two seconds behind Keefer for a time of 25:03. Alyssa Bailey and Alicia Brown, both freshman, crossed neck-and-neck in 15th and 16th place both with a time of 29:56. Kayley Green, sophomore, rounded out the team in 20th place with a time of 34:26. Taking the race was Alecia Kidder of La Roche coming in with a time of 22:17, and was followed by Christine Hartner of UPG in 22:29 and Tori Vallana of WCCC in 23:22.

“The meet at WCCC was a great opener to the season and gave the athletes a taste of college racing,” said head coach Angie Sincell. “I think they are beginning to understand the kind of level we are working towards and I expect to see times drop each meet. If each runner is reaching a personal best each race, then that is accomplishment. Our goal is to reach our peak at the end of the season when it really counts at Regionals and Nationals.”

For the men’s race at WCCC, the Laker’s had two individual competitors. Rashee Davis, freshman, came in first for the team and 8th overall in an 18-man field in a time of 20:21 and teammate David Williams, sophomore, followed in 12th place overall and crossed the line in 21:59. University of Pitt-Greensburg took the men’s race with 24 points and La Roche followed with 30 points. Other teams with incomplete teams were WCCC and CCAC. Garrett Urban of UPG came in first overall with a time of 17:29. Jeffery Turner and Joseph Kurcina, both of La Roche, came in second and third with times of 18:46 and 18:53, respectively.

At the Mack Cooper Classic, the Lady Laker’s came in 7th out of 7 teams and went up against four-year universities from Wayne State, who won the race with 35 points, Slippery Rock (64), Carnegie Mellon (87), Grove City (98), Clarion (114), and Washington and Jefferson (152). Leading the Garrett women’s team was Smith coming in 91st out of 100 runners with a time of 30:23 for 3.7 miles. Keefer followed in 94th place in 30:27; Brown was 98th in 33:02; Bailey finished 99th in 44:56; and Green crossed the line in 45:59 finishing in 100th place. Winning the race overall was Stephanie Case of Slippery Rock completing the course in 22:25. She was followed by Kristen Galligan of W&J, 22:43, and Amanda Brewer of Wayne St, 22:59.

“This race was an ultimate eye-opener for this team,” said Coach Sincell. “Not only did we go up against schools who have incredible programs, but we faced our toughest course yet and the team raced further distances than before. It gave everyone confirmation that we have a long way to go in order to be competitive against teams like Wayne State, Carnegie Mellon, Grove City, and others, who we undoubtedly will race against other times this season. I hope to see more effort during daily practices and more focus as we gear up for future races. These athletes are learning that this is not high school anymore and these are serious runners.”

For the men’s team, Kevin Spradlin, freshman, came in first for the Lakers and 76th out of 78 runners with a time of 33:15 for the 5-mile race. Teammates Williams and Davis finished 77th and 78th with times of 39:52 and 39:53, respectively. Taking the field for the men’s race was Jimmy Maloney of Wayne State crossing the line in 25:44. He was closely followed by teammate Nick Jackson who finished in 25:47. Scott Ryan of W&J came in third overall with a time of 25:58.

Wayne State took first place in the men’s race with 29 points and was followed by Carnegie Mellon, 41; Slippery Rock, 84; Grove City, 101; and Washington and Jefferson, 126. Garrett will be traveling to the Maplehurst Country Club this Saturday to compete in an invitational hosted by Frostburg State University. The men will race at 10:30 a.m. and the women will race at 11:15 a.m. See schedule for more details about the team’s season.

2012 WCCC Invitational Results

Garrett College's Cross Country Team participated in the 2012 WCCC Invitational on September 8, 2012, in Youngwood, Pennsylvania, with the following results:

Alecia Kidder - La Roche - 22:17
Christine Hartner - UPG - 22:29
Tori Vallana - WCCC - 23:22
Jenette Ulyas - WCCC - 24:06
Claire Franey - UPG - 24:20
Lauren Keefer - GC - 25:01
Lindsey Smith - GC - 25:43
Lauren Boczar - UPG - 25:43
Eddad Luscar - UPG - 25:52
Stephanie Zeiler - UPG - 26:02
Kristen Cronin - WCCC - 26:13
Alisa Carey - UPG - 26:42
Leslie McPherson - LaRoche - 26:54
Rebecca Burkhart - LaRoche - 27:05
Alyssa Bailey - GC - 29:56
Alicia Brown - GC - 29:56
Kayla Anthony - UPG - 31:06
Katie Pizura - LaRoche - 31:39
Adriana Salcedo - UPG - 33:39
Kayley Green - GC - 34:26
Kyra Heltebran - WCCC - 42:06
Taylor Cosalter - WCCC - 44:02
Casie Cygan - LaRoche - 44:42
Brittany Carter - LaRoche - 44:44

UPG - 34
WCCC - 59
GC - 63
LaRoche - 68

Garrett Urban - UPG - 17:29
Jeffery Turner - LaRoche - 18:46
Joseph Kurcina - LaRoche - 18:53
Trevor Stoll - UPG - 19:09
Michael Kimmet - UPG - 19:49
Kyle Kuntz - WCCC - 19:52
Ben Brown - UPG - 20:14
Rashee Davis - GC - 20:21
Dominique Clayton - LaRoche - 20:37
Graham Bellassai - UPG - 20:44
Charlie Ellenberger - UPG - 20:54
David Williams - GC - 21:59
Robert Patterson - LaRoche - 22:32
Brandon Schrecengost - LaRoche - 23:51
Matthew Johnson - LaRoche - 24:55
Sean Scanlan - WCCC - 26:20
Justin Bell - WCCC - 26:22
Charles Morre - CCAC - 26:37

UPG - 24
LaRoche -

GC Student Wins National Award

Garrett College recently announced that Katelyn Welch, a member of the women’s cross country team, is a recipient of the National Junior College Athletic Association Superior Academic Achievement Award. This award is given to student athletes who have completed at least 45 hours of course work and have achieved a 3.80-3.99 GPA.

The names of recipients of the 2011-2012 NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards were released at the NJCAA Headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colo. Over 1,680 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors. Nearly 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA for the 2011-2012 academic year on over 3,500 teams in 28 different sports. The 2011-2012 season marks the 29th year the NJCAA has recognized the success of its student-athletes in the classroom.

“For Katelyn to win this award is not only a testament to her success as a student, but as an athlete who has incredible drive and determination,” said head coach Angie Sincell. “She was one of the most dedicated athletes I’ve had the privilege of coaching. Katelyn came to practice every day excited about running and was the positive energy that kept us all going, even on the toughest of days. The high standards she placed on herself were the same on the field and in the classroom; she absolutely deserves this award and I’m so proud of her.”

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