Behrend women win AMCC cross country title

Penn State Behrend cross country runner Savanna Carr competes in a race.

Savanna Carr, a junior from Franklin, won the individual title at the AMCC championships. She set a record time in the 6K race, finishing in 22:10.4.

Credit: Penn State Behrend

The Penn State Behrend women’s cross country team won the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championships, with runners placing in the top three spots. The men’s team placed second.

The college’s soccer, volleyball, wrestling, water polo, bowling and swimming and diving teams also were in action last week. Here are the highlights:

Men’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 7, Hilbert 0

The Lions finished their season undefeated at home. Richard Blanchard, a junior from Erie, scored a goal and added three assists.

Women’s soccer

Penn State Behrend 7, Hilbert 1

Brenna McGuire, a sophomore from McDonald, scored five goals. The Lions enter the AMCC playoffs with the second seed.

Women’s volleyball

Penn State Behrend 3, Pitt-Greensburg 0

Penn State Berhend 3, Allegheny 1

Penn State Behrend 3, Alfred State 0

Dani Kosslow, a sophomore from Pittsburgh, had 38 assists and a career-high 18 digs against Allegheny. Kristin Reiland, a sophomore from Fairview, had 15 kills and 21 digs against Pitt-Greensburg.

Men’s cross country

Second (of nine teams) at the AMCC championships

Phoenix Myers, a junior from Erie, placed fourth in a field of 73 runners at the AMCC championships. He finished the 8K race in 26.01.4.

Women’s cross country

First (of nine teams) at the AMCC championships

Behrend runners took the top three spots at the AMCC championships. Savanna Carr, a junior from Franklin, won the 6K race, finishing in 22:10.4. Riley Crissman, a senior from Bradford, finished in 22:44.2, and Jenna Shelton, a senior from Cabot, finished in 23.14.2.

Men’s swimming and diving

Penn State Behrend 164, Chatham 10

The Lions placed first in 11 events. Thaddeus Johnson, a freshman from Brookville, won the 200 and 100 breaststroke races. He also swam a leg of the winning 200-medley relay.

Women’s swimming and diving

Chatham 151, Penn State Behrend 130

Marcella Puglia, a sophomore from Beaver Falls, won the 1,000 and 500 freestyle races. Barbie Cessar, a sophomore from Slippery Rock, won the 200 and 100 breaststroke. Alli Butler, a freshman from Vienna, Virginia, won the 1- and 3-meter diving events.


Alex Barnett, a freshman from Warren, placed fifth in the 157-pound weight class at the Brockport Open. William Brown, a freshman from Burgettstown, placed sixth in the 165-pound class.

Men’s water polo

Mercyhurst 11, Penn State Behrend 8

Goalie Matt Olimski, a junior from San Diego, made 16 saves.

Women’s bowling

The Lions placed seventh at the two-day Medaille Invitational. Brianna Lundy, a senior from North Huntingdon, ended the first day ranked fourth in a field of 45 bowlers, with an average score of 186.4.

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