2006 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
 


 
PENN STATE ALTOONA EXPECTED
TO REPEAT AS AMCC WOMEN'S
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPS

 


The Penn State Altoons women's cross country team have been picked to defend their  Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference crown, according to the AMCC preseason coaches’ poll.  The Behrend Lions were tabbed at #2 after finishing second at last year's championship meet.  Frostburg State University was picked third.

Preseason Runner of the Year honors were awarded to Penn State Behrend sophomore Jenny Bailey (Corry HS/Corry, PA).  Bailey was the runner-up at the AMCC championship in 2005 and was named conference Newcomer of the Year.  Bailey was also selected to the All-Mideast Region Freshman team for her performance at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet.

The AMCC, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2006-07, will hold its conference championship meet on Saturday, October 28 at Lake Erie College in Painesville, OH.
  


AMCC WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY POLL
Preseason Rankings*
1. Penn State Altoona (1)
2. Penn State Behrend (2)
3. Frostburg State (3)

* Number in parentheses is order of conference meet finish in 2005


Preseason Runner of the Year
Jenny Bailey, Penn State Behrend
 

OTHER RUNNERS TO WATCH...

FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY
Head Coach:  Randy Lowe


SO Jennifer Patton (Westmar HS/Barton, MD)...Placed third in the 2005 AMCC championship meet to earn all-conference honors.

JR Katie Lyell (Newark HS/Newark, DE)...Also an all-conference team member, finishing 10th at the championship meet.
 

HILBERT COLLEGE
Head Coach:  Mick Kuberka


SR Sue Devlin (Frontier HS/Hamburg, NY)...The Hawks' top finisher in every meet in 2005...placed 21st at the AMCC championship.
 

LA ROCHE COLLEGE
Head Coach:  George Guiley


JR SarahTrischler (Shaler HS/Pittsburgh, PA)...no information available.
 

LAKE ERIE COLLEGE
Head Coach:  Bryan Harmon


FR Cassie Johnson (Bucyrus HS/Bucyrus, OH)...no information available.

SO Melissa Greco (Kirtland HS/Kirtland, OH)...Finished 33rd at last year's conference championship meet.
 

MEDAILLE COLLEGE
Head Coach:  TBA


SO Shala Reifinger (Oswego HS/Oswego, NY)...no information available.

JR Shannon Superczynski (Villa Maria Academy/Cheektowaga, NY)...no information available.
 

MOUNT ALOYSIUS COLLEGE
Head Coach:  Marilyn Bearer


JR Jonna Shack (Huntingdon HS/Huntingdon, PA)...no information available.

SO Amber Tinkey (Somerset HS/Somerset, PA)...no information available.
 

PENN STATE ALTOONA
Head Coach:  Douglas Hoover


SO Emma Winslow (Lewisburg HS/Lewisburg, PA)...First team all-conference in 2005, finished 7th at the championship meet...Placed 129th at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet.
 

PENN STATE BEHREND
Head Coach:  Dave Cooper


SO Jenny Bailey (Corry HS/Corry, PA)...Runner-up at the AMCC championship in 2005 and conference Newcomer of the Year...named to All-Mideast Region Freshman team.

JR Leisl Soergel (Butler HS/Evans City, PA)...Earned all-conference honors last season by placing 8th at the AMCC championship.
 

PITT-BRADFORD
Head Coach:  Travis Faulkner


SO Kara Karr (Oswayo Valley HS/Shinglehouse, PA)...Recorded a 28th place finish at the AMCC chamionship last season.
 

PITT-GREENSBURG
Head Coach:  Joyce Brobeck


JR Jenn Wirginnis (McKeesport HS/White Oak, PA)...UPG's top runner last season...recorded three top ten finishes...earned all-conference honors by finishing 10th at the AMCC championship.

JR Jill Painter (Latrobe HS/Greensburg, PA)...Finished in 11th place at the conference championship...consistently ran #2 for the Bobcats last season.