Latrobe, PA – Geneva cross country coach Brian Yowler is going to have to rent a bigger bus for the NCCAA national meet at Cedarville University on November 14th. Following the PAC cross country championships at Saint Vincent on Saturday, the Golden Tornadoes will be sending both the men’s and women’s team to the national stage. Coming into action on Saturday only four team members had qualified for nationals but based on top four performances from both teams, the trip just got a bit more crowded.
Geneva’s men finished with 129 points and a fourth place finish. Freshman Nick Edinger led the way with a 14th place finish which was good enough the earn PAC coach’s honors. Edinger finished with a time of 28:28 on the 8K course. Teammate Ryan Thorn came up one position shy of coach’s honors with a 16th place overall finish just eight seconds behind Edinger. Other top performances were turned in by Dan Edgar (26), Josh Gunnet (35), Charles Walters (38) and Ryan Schrecongost (39).
The women’s team finished with a fourth place finish and a total of 110 points. Shannon Rech earned coach’s honors with a tenth place overall finish and a time of 24:56 on the 6K course. Samantha Miller was 20th in a time of 26:04 while other teammates Julia Urbanski (22), Olivia Biddle (28) and Sarah Davis (30) all finished in the top 30 positions.
Grove City continued its PAC dominance in cross country with team victories on both the men’s and women’s side. The men’s team posted a championship performance of 29 points while the women scored only 20 in their victory.
As for the Golden Tornadoes, they will have two weeks to wait for the NCCAA national meet at Cedarville University on November 14th.
Geneva College is a comprehensive Christian college of the arts, sciences and professional studies. Founded in the tradition of the Reformed Christian faith, Geneva prepares students to serve Christ in all areas of society: work, family and the church. Geneva College’s philosophy of education is based on the Foundational Concepts of Christian Higher Education. Geneva is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities (CCCU).