Hawks men finish 14th at NJCAA cross country

November 11, 2012

Saturday, November 10, 2012


INA, Ill. — The Hagerstown Community College men’s team finished 14th out of 35 complete teams at the 2012 NJCAA Division I national championships on Saturday at Rend Lake College.

The Hawks finished with 452 points. Central Arizona won the title with 51 points, led by individual champion Tod Jackson, who won the 8K race in 25 minutes, 45.5 seconds.

Brandon Horning (51st, 27:36.5), Stephen Starliper (55th, 27:41.3), Kenton Grossnickle (121st, 28:43.4), Ryan Kaiser (135th, 29:00.2) and Andrew Drum (148th, 29:11.3) rounded out HCC’s five scoring runners. William Atchinson (153rd, 29:15.0) and Greg Rinehart (179th, 29:41.2) also ran for the Hawks.

The HCC women finished 27th out of 40 complete teams with 743 points. Iowa Central won the team title with 40 points, while South Plains’ Darroneshia Lott won the 5K race in 17:48.4.

The Hawks’ five scoring runners were Casey Barr (97th, 20:44.8), Paige Goebelbecker (163rd, 21:38.0), Rachel Lilley (175th, 21:50.0), Kelsey Weaver (207th, 22:19.0) and Renee Barnes (230th, 22:58.5). Erika Kline (276th, 24:36.1) also ran for HCC.

NCAA D-III Mideast Regional

NEWVILLE, Pa. — Elizabethtown College senior Taryn Shank, a North Hagerstown graduate, finished 28th out of 346 runners at the Mideast Regional women’s race on Saturday.

Shank finished the 6K course in 23 minutes, 26.5 seconds, fast enough to earn All-Region honors.

Elizabethtown’s women finished fifth out of the field of 49 complete teams.


Shepherd 3, Alderson-Broaddus 0

SHEPHEDRSTOWN, W.Va. — Shepherd University swept Alderson-Broaddus 25-14, 25-21, 27-25 in West Virginia Conference action at the Butcher Center on Saturday.

Kasey Mercier led the Rams (11-16, 7-7) with 12 kills, 14 digs and three aces. Melani Lewis added eight kills and four digs, Sara Michael had 31 assists and eight digs, and Lauren Gardner had 13 digs.

Ashley MacDonald led the Battlers (18-16, 11-3) with 11 kills and six digs.

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