The women's cross country team at Penn State Worthington Scranton are not only breaking records on cross country trails, they are also making history both at their home campus and in the Pennsylvania State University Athletic Conference (PSUAC)!
In their most recent meet on Oct. 23, the women held onto their unbeaten season record, winning their fourth consecutive PSUAC Championship and in doing so, became the first undefeated PSUAC champions in the program's history!
The team also captured its third consecutive automatic bid to the United States Collegiate Athletic Association's National Championship meet in Concord, NH, where they placed second last year.
Sophomore Maureen Suchecki, of Pittston, led the way as the Lady Lions captured six of the top 10 spots, for a total score of 15 points, en route to handing the conference another shut out. Diana Kloss, Clifton Twp.; Amber Martin, Moscow; and Rebecca Kinsey, Dunmore, finished third, fourth, and fifth respectively. Teammates Breanna Toolan, Dickson City; Jordyn Kelly, Scranton; Justyna Thomas, Honesdale, and Harmony Vitali, Scranton, followed in seventh, eighth, eleventh and twelfth places. Evelyn Edwards (17th), Megan Carey (20th) and Jenna Fuller (22nd) rounded out the field for our women.
For the second consecutive year, Suchecki also captured the individual crown, becoming the first two-time undefeated PSUAC Women's champion in campus history.
She was also recently named United States Collegiate Athletic Association's Player of the Week for the week of September 27, and established a course record of 21.58 for the 5K race on Oct. 3 during Worthington Scranton's women's cross country meet with Penn State Fayette.