ERIE, Pa. -- The Point Park University women's cross country team had a strong showing on Saturday at the Penn State-Behrend Invitational placing third of 20 teams and having three individuals earn medals for high finishes.
Mt. Union ran away with the team title with 21 points. Next was Daemen (N.Y.) with 89 points followed by Point Park in third with 101 points. In the field of 165 runners, Point Park placed all of its top-five performers among the top 31 finishers. That helped keep NCAA Division II schools Mercyhurst and Gannon in fourth and fifth place, respectively.
Sophomore Kelsey Wilkins, from Central Valley High School, paced Point Park in seventh place individually. She completed the 5K in 20:01, a time that is good for the top three in the history of Point Park women's cross country in a 5K and 10 seconds off the school record of 19:51 held by teammate Hanka Jiraskova.