YSU women repeat as Horizon League cross country champs
The Youngstown State women’s cross country team repeated as Horizon League champions, finishing 13 points ahead of Milwaukee on Saturday in the Horizon League Championships at the Wayne E. Dannehl Cross Country Course.
The Penguins counted a second-place finish by Anna Pompeo, a seventh-place finish by Michelle Klim, a 13th-place finish by McKinsie Klim, a 23rd-place finish by Brittany Stockmaster and a 26th-place finish by Libby Rogenski to score 71 points. Milwaukee had just one finish in the top 13 and had 84 points in the meet.
Pompeo posted a time of 21:16 to finish second behind UIC’s Tess Ehrhardt, who won with a time of 21:04. Michelle Klim clocked in at 22:16 to earn first-team All-Horizon League honors while McKinsie Klim was a second-team all-league selection after placing 13th with a time of 22:24.
Stockmaster posted a time of 22:54 and just four seconds behind her was Rogenski with a 22:58. Melissa Klim had a time of 23:44 while Ashley Smith ran a 25:12.
It was the second straight title for Pompeo, McKinsie Klim, Stockmaster, Rogenski and Smith, who all ran at last year’s HL meet.
YSU junior Austin McLean placed third in the HL men’s meet.
McLean led the way with a time of 24:52 as the Penguins had five runners finish in the top 20. Nick Gliha posted a time of 25:08 and was 10th, freshman Ryan Sullivan was 15th with a time of 25:34, Ethan Wilson was 18th with a time of 25:52 and freshman Alan Burns was right behind him at 25:53.
Detroit claimed its second straight title with 57 points, Milwaukee was right behind at 59 and YSU was third with 66.
Other finishers for YSU included John Hutnyan who was 21st with a time of 25:54 and Jon Richmond who was 24th at 25:57. The Penguins were the only squad to have all seven runners place in the top 25.
McLean earned first-team honors while Gliha was a second-team all-league pick.