York College Men Clinch Fifth CAC Cross Country Championship

by Patti Stirk

York, PA, November 2, 2019—York College men’s cross-country squad made their final appearance count in the Capital Athletic Conference by capturing their second straight conference title while hosting the championships at Reservoir Hill on Saturday, November 2nd. York College totaled 36 points, beating Christopher Newport by 10 points. Mary Washington finished third with 68 points.

York College, which is joining the Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) next fall, concluded their CAC stay with their fifth cross country championship. The Spartan men had won the championship four previous years.

Christopher Newport Captains Win at CAC Championships 

Christopher Newport (Newport News, VA), women’s cross country team (51 points) edged defending champs York College by four points to earn the Capitol Athletic Conference championship. Salisbury University finished in a distant third by 20 points.   

“We knew the women were going to be close, and they had to be patient and let the race come to them,” said Spartan head coach Stephen LoBianco. “After the first lap, the women were in a distant fourth behind CNU. They showed a ton of strength and character to come back on them and narrowly miss out on winning their fourth straight championship. “

2019 CAC Men’s Cross Country Championships — Individual Results
First Team All-CAC

  1. Michael Myers SVU 26:37
  2. Jeff Gibson UMW 26:44
  3. Justin Smyth YCP 27:33

2019 CAC Women’s Cross Country Championships — Individual Results
First Team All-CAC

  1. Jill Westman SVU 24:58
  2. Heather Delaplaine SAL 25:06
  3. Samantha Dickerson CNU 25:07
2019 Capitol Athletic Conference XC Men’s start at Reservoir Hill, York College PA. (Photo by Patti Stirk)
Jill Westerman #110 of Southern Virginia University was the CAC XC champ in 24:58. (Photo by Patti Stirk)
Strength in numbers as York College men take CAC team title. Isaac Valderrabano #162, Ben Russell #159, Justin Smyth #161 and Jake O’Neill #158 run in a 4-man pack. (Photo by Patti Stirk)
Hard work on uphill part of the YCP Reservoir Hill course. (Photo by Patti Stirk)
Mike Myers of Southern Virginia University was the winner in 26:37. (Photo by Patti Stirk)


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