MEDIA, Pa. -- The Penn State Brandywine men's and women's cross country teams will travel central Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon for the Penn State University Athletic Conference Championships.
Hosted by Penn State Mont Alto, the women's 6K championship gets the day started at 1:00 pm, while the men's race is slated to begin at 1:45 pm at Norlo Park in Fayetteville, Pa.
The Brandywine men's team has posted three-straight second-place showings at the PSUAC Championship and is in search of its first-ever league title.
Led by two-time all-conference perfomer John Li, Brandywine claimed third place during its first run on the Norlo Park course in September. Li owns seven of the top 8K times in program history and qualified to run at the USCAA National Championship during both his freshman and sophomore seasons.
Brandywine has had a strong season, finishing in the top five in the team standings at five meets this season, including second-place finishes at its home meet and at the Cheyney Invitational. The Lions have faced NCAA Division II and Division III competition in five of six meets this fall.
Brendan Cleary and David Fielding have posted standout freshman campaigns to aid in the team's success as Cleary broke the program's 8K record during the Lions' home invitational, while Fielding recorded the fourth-fastest time in school history at the same event.
On the women's side, freshman A'Nasia Love has run to a trio of top-15 finishes. She ran the fifth-fastest 5K race in team history on Sept. 9 at the Cheyney Invitational, finishing 11th overall.
Brooke Theveny will look to improve on her 12th-place showing as a freshman at the PSUAC Championship in 2016. Theveny, who earned second team all-conference honors, owns a top 6K time of 35:26 this fall at the Mont Alto Invitational when she claimed 10th overall.
A championship would earn Brandywine the league's automatic bid to the USCAA Championship (Nov. 10) in Virginia Beach.
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November 10, 2017 Three Brandywine Cross Country Runners Race At National Championships
November 8, 2017 Brandywine’s Fall Conference Champions Set For USCAA Championships
October 28, 2017 Two Brandywine Runners Qualify For Nationals At PSUAC Championships
October 27, 2017 Cross Country Runs At PSUAC Championships Saturday
October 19, 2017 Cross Country Rounds Out Regular Season At Immaculata Invitational
October 11, 2017 Brendan Cleary Named Conference Runner Of The Week
September 23, 2017 Brandywine Faces PSUAC Competition At Mont Alto
September 16, 2017 Lions Run At Abington Invitational
September 9, 2017 Brandywine Places Six In Top 11 At Cheyney Invitational
August 30, 2017 Brandywine Fall Teams Kick Off 2017 Seasons Friday