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Oct. 9 - PITTSBURGH, Pa. – Senior Joanna Mongelluzzo (Washington, Pa./Trinity) turned in her best performance of the season, which highlighted the day for the Bethany College women’s and men’s cross country teams at the Carnegie Mellon Invitational Saturday.

Although the BC women only ran as individuals, Mongelluzzo was still the story. Her time on the 5K course of 20:17.03 was good enough for 24th place overall out of 261 runners at the meet. Of the five PAC schools that were competing Saturday, she finished third among conference runners behind only a pair from Geneva and was 10th overall among Division III runners at the invitational.

Other runners for the Green and White included senior Desiree Finely (Nanticoke, Pa./Hanover Area), who placed 122nd overall, junior Kaitlyn Black (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) and sophomore Melissa Davis (Lancaster, Ohio).

The men’s team had enough to score as a team and finished in 19th place out of 22 squads. Freshman Cory Yarrington (Berkeley Springs, W.Va.) was the top runner, as he crossed in 100th place out of 234 competitors.

The full compliment of Bethany runners Saturday included freshman Hunter Ankrom (Moundsville, W.Va./John Marshall), freshman John Hajny (Piney Fork, Ohio/Buckeye Local), sophomore Josh Wentz (Phillipi, W.Va./Philip Barbour), junior Joe Douglas (Wheeling, W.Va./Wheeling Park) and freshman Brandon Miller (Canonsburg, Pa./Canon-McMillan).

Both Bethany teams will be back in action next weekend, as they compete in their final tune-up before the Oct. 30 PAC Championships. Next Saturday, the teams will run at the Oberlin Inter-Regional Rumble.