YSU cross country

YSU cross country

Madison, Wis.

The Youngstown State Cross Country programs took part in the Great Lakes Region NCAA Cross Country Championship.

The women finished 19th out of 33 teams while the men finished 23rd out of 31 teams.

Leading the way for the Penguins in the women’s 6k race was junior Anna Pompeo clocking in at a time of 21:25 to finish 42nd and junior Eric Rupe led the YSU men in the 10k race finishing 71st at 32:21.

The women beat all of the other Horizon League teams in the race while scoring 559 points and placing five spots ahead of the next Horizon League foe Oakland which scored 712 points.

Pompeo capped the year with being one of the top-two finishers for the Penguins in the last five races.

Penguin volleyball


The Youngstown State volleyball team pushed Milwaukee to five sets before eventually falling to the Horizon League champion Panthers 25-18, 25-16, 22-25, 29-31, 15-8 on Friday.

Milwaukee won convincingly in the first two sets, but YSU rallied to win the next two sets to force a fifth set.

The Panthers, who clinched the outright conference title with the win, never trailed and hit .391 in the fifth set.

Alexis Egler had 11 of her team-high 16 kills in the third and fourth sets, and Erika West finished with 21 digs for YSU (15-13, 7-6 HL).

Athletic boosters


The Girard High School athletic boosters will meet at the high school on Nov. 27 at 8 p.m.

Amanda Frost is 18th


Amanda Frost of Columbiana placed 18th in the world in 35-39 age group at the 2013 XTERRA World Championship Triathlon held at Kapalua Resort in Maui, Hawaii with a time of 4:29:44.

The race combined a 1-mile rough water ocean swim, a 19-mile mountain bike and a 6-mile trail run. Almost 700 athletes from 28 countries and 42 U.S. states competed in the event.

The race was limited to athletes who had qualified by winning or placing high in their home country or region in a series of nearly 100 off-road triathlon races held in 16 countries and 30+ U.S. States.

Basketball tickets


The Poland High School Athletic Department will begin selling reserved seats for boys basketball on Nov. 25 at 8 a.m. to all current season ticket holders.

Season tickets open to the public will start on Dec. 2 beginning at 8 a.m.

Cycling, WADA have agreement on inquiry


UCI President Brian Cookson says the cycling governing body has agreed with the World Anti-Doping Agency on an independent commission to look into the sport’s drug-stained past, and Lance Armstrong will be invited to take part.

Cookson tells The Associated Press that the International Cycling Union and WADA have an agreement in principle to work together in the investigation.

New trial ordered for jockey Robby Albarado


A new trial has been ordered for jockey Robby Albarado, who won an appeal of his conviction on a misdemeanor assault charge.

Albarado was convicted last year of fourth-degree assault and fined $500 in connection with a fight at his home involving his former girlfriend, Carolina Martinez.

But Jefferson County Circuit Judge Brian C. Edwards ordered a new trial.

Eu Tu Walker wins at Hollywood Park


Et Tu Walker won the $57,056 feature by 11/4 lengths at Betfair Hollywood Park on Friday, giving the 4-year-old his fourth win in seven starts on the track’s turf course.

Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Et Tu Walker ran six furlongs in 1:09.04 and paid $5.80, $4 and $2.60 as the 19-10 favorite.

Vindicator staff/wire reports

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