2004 WOMEN'S CROSS COUNTRY
PRESEASON COACHES' POLL
 


PENN STATE BEHREND EXPECTED
TO RECAPTURE AMCC WOMEN'S
CROSS COUNTRY TITLE
 


Penn State Behrend is the AMCC coaches' near-unanimous choice to earn their second conference title in women's cross country, while Frostburg State University, which has won seven of the past eight championships, was a strong choice for second place, followed by Penn State Altoona.  The Behrend Lions last won the title in 2001.

Preseason Runner of the Year honors were awarded to Penn State Behrend senior Jessica Knapp (McDowell HS/Erie, PA), 2003's AMCC Runner of the Year and a member of the All-Mideast Region Team for her performance at the NCAA Regional meet.

The AMCC championship meet will be hosted by Frostburg State University on Saturday, October 30.
                            

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

Preseason Runner of the Year:
Jessica Knapp, Penn State Behrend

 

 

                                    Other runners to watch:

FROSTBURG STATE
SO Bonnie Axman (James Robinson HS/Burke, VA)...All-AMCC last season...named to NCAA Mideast Region All-Freshman Second Team.
JR Carolyn Kilkus (Richard Montgomery HS/Rockville, MD)...Earned all-conference honors in 2002 and 2003.

HILBERT

SR Katy Dorsheimer (Frontier HS/Lakeview, NY)...Finished second in last year's AMCC championship meet...holds Hilbert course record.
JR Stacey Zinck (Hornell HS/Hornell, NY)...Did not compete last season.

LA ROCHE
SO Erin Madigan (Troy HS/Towanda, PA)...Finished 14th among all freshmen at the NCAA Mideast Regional meet, earning All-Freshman Team honors.

LAKE ERIE
SO Amanda Boyd (Eastlake North HS/Eastlake, OH)...AMCC All-Conference Team member last season...finished 24th at the Notre Dame (OH) Invitational.

MEDAILLE
No information available

MT. ALOYSIUS
SR Melissa Wertz (Altoona, PA)...No information available.
SO Tara Lyons (N. Huntingdon, PA)...No information available.

PENN STATE ALTOONA

SO Jessica Hughes (Waverly HS/Sayre, PA)...In 2003, finished 7th in Penn
State Altoona Lion Invitational and 7th in AMCC Championship Meet...Came in
176th in NCAA Mideast Regional Championship
SO Jessica Silay (Bethel Park HS/Bethel Park, PA)...Last season came in 9th
in Penn State Altoona Lion Invitational...5th in AMCC Championship...finished 155th
in NCAA Mideast Regional.

PENN STATE BEHREND
SO Leslie Gentile (Corry HS/Corry, PA)...Last season's conference Newcomer of the Year...her performance at the NCAA Mid-East Regional Meet also earned her Freshman All-Region Team honors.

PITT-BRADFORD
No information available

PITT-GREENSBURG

FR Amanda Mitnitski (Fairborn HS/WPAFB,Ohio)...No information available.
SR Rachel Byers (Northern York HS/Dillsburg,PA)...No information available.