March 3, 2008
CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine:
Rock track teams win PSAC championships
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - The SRU men's and women's track teams won Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team championships over the weekend, besting individual PSAC records in pole vault and the 55-meter dash in the process.
The Rock women captured their second-straight team championship after tying
with co-champion Shippensburg with 110 points at a meet hosted by East Stroudsburg University. Junior Jennifer Hansen, of Elkview, W.Va., was named the field event MVP after she set a PSAC and SRU record with a 13 foot, 1.5 inch winning height in the pole vault.
The men's team won its first PSAC championship by outscoring Shippensburg by a 116.5 to 113 margin. Graduate student Brad Mueller of Valencia sprinted to a 6.31 time to win the 55-meter dash, setting a PSAC record.
John Papa, SRU's head track and field coach, coaches both teams. For more details, visit www.rockathletics.com
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