Johnson wins Mid East Regional
COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. - Ursinus senior cross country runner
Christa Johnson (West Berlin, NJ/Bishop Eustace)
took the top spot in the NCAA Division III Mid East Cross Country
Regional on Saturday at Waynesburg College.
Johnson finished with an overall time of 22:01, just five seconds ahead of Kristen Carter of Grove City. The women finished 12th out of 44 teams, while the men were 26 out of 43.
With the win, Johnson automatically qualifies for the NCAA Division III Championships, hosted by Hanover (IN) next weekend.
Sophomore Alison Nolan (Collegeville, PA/Perkiomen Valley) was 72nd overall with a time of 24:41, followed by senior Natalie Rosenberg (Wilmington, DE/Wilmington Friends) in 82nd place at 24:54. Sophomore Deb Yanessa (Haddonfield, NJ/Paul IV) was 85th overall at 24:55, with freshman Chelsie Schadt (Youngsville, NY/Sullivan West) taking 131st at 25:41.
Freshman Michelle Telta (Pompton Lakes, NJ/Pompton Lakes) was the final scoring finisher for Ursinus, finishing in 139th place at 25:49. Freshman Stephanie Donatone (Moorestown, NJ/Moorestown) was 155th at 26:09.
For the men, sophomore Jeremy Garavel (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) was 85th overall at 27:32, with his brother Justin Garavel (Redding, CT/Joel Barlow) taking 116th at 28 minutes flat.
Sophomore Jeffrey Centafont (Southampton, PA/William Tennent) was 181st with a time of 29:09, followed by junior Dante Dimidio (Yardley, PA/Holy Ghost Prep) in 183rd place at 29:14.
Senior Dave Gildea (Media, PA/Penncrest) was 187th at 29:20, followed by freshman Chris Wiles (New London, CT/The Williams School) (200th, 29:37) and junior Brett Godoy (Chichester, PA/Chichester) (234th, 30:49).