Cross Country: History made in inaugural meet for Potomac State

Youngwood, PA- Potomac State’s new cross-country programs had a phenomenal day today at Westmoreland County Community College for the WPCC Preview Meet.

Lenae Cole, a freshman from Tucker County, WV, set the tone for the program as she kept pace with the leaders during the initial race of the day.  Cole made for an exciting start to program history as she finished 4th overall and top WPCC runner with a school record time of 23:18.

PSC Head Coach Ian Hankins said "I was excited to see Lenae start things off for us and stick her nose in the race by mixing it up with the leaders. Unfortunately we were unable to field a full team on the women's side is difficult to be the only girl and being expected to compete at a high level, but Lenae was really competitive and has handled the situation well.  My hope is that our numbers will increase in the future so that we can field a full team and compete for the conference title."

The Potomac State men ran a terrific race by running in a pack. The Keyser, WV trio of Pierce Miller (4th 18:31), Jordan "Wesley" Minshall (5th 18:51), and Josh Myers (7th 19:15) set the pace and led the Catamounts to the team title in the very first meet in school history as they were followed closely by Zachary Green (13th) and Dennis Brown (20th).

Hankins stated "I was extremely proud with the way things unfolded on the men's side.  I couldn't be happier for this group of guys as their hard-work and dedication truly paid off today. I believe our men ran smart and great races all around as we had 5 in the top 20 and 3 on the podium. I was ecstatic to learn we won the team title. The potential is great for this group as we can truly compete not only for a conference championship, but a regional championship and the ability to compete at Nationals as a team!"